UK gambling GGY up to £6.7bn

By Emma Rumney
Excluding the National Lottery, the UK gambling industry raked in around £6.7bn in GGY between October 2012 and September 2013 - an increase of £252m on the April 2012 - March 2013 period.

The Gambling Commission has published industry statistics covering revenue growth during the period April 2009 - September 2013.

The report, which was put together using information from operators, regulatory partners and a commercial provider, reveals that while the number of licensed operators and gaming machines are falling and self exclusions growing, gross gaming yield (GGY) is also on the rise.

Apart from arcades and bingo, all sectors reported a rise in GGY between the periods April 2012 - March 2013 and October 2012 - September 2013.

The majority of the total £0.25bn increase stemmed from non-remote betting, which makes up 48% of the market.

Casinos and remote betting hold 16% of the market each, while bingo (10%), arcades (5%) and lotteries (4%) make up the remaining 19%.

The report explores each sector in detail as well as detailing information on corruption and the commission's additional activities, including compliance assessments and license revocations.

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