UK Gambling Reaches £13.9 Billion in 2017

UK Gambling Reaches £13.9 Billion in 2017

April 2017 to March 2018. The figures are generally good, with one standing out in particular, detailing the record gambling revenue in the past year.

Here is the breakdown:

  • £13.9 billion in total gross gambling yield (0.7% increase from Apr – Mar 2017)
  • £4.9 total GGY for the online sector (3.7% increase from the same period as above)
  • 106,366 total employees in UK gambling industry (0.8% decrease)
  • 8,532 betting shops in UK (3.2% decrease)
  • 649 bingo premises in UK (2% increase)
  • 152 casino premises (2 more than in Mar 2017)
  • 183,928 of gaming machines (0.7% decrease)

UK is one of the most strictly regulated and most flourishing gambling markets in the world. UKGC does not go easy on any kind of predatory terms or misguiding advertising. It also has one of the most well-integrated security and safety systems catering to players with gambling issues. Numerous mechanisms help enforce the responsible gambling as, according to the latest statistics, 6% of UK players had to self-exclude themselves at some point while 3.9% identified themselves as at-risk gamblers.

Last year saw the huge increase of mobile gambling in the UK – with an 8% rise from the year before. It has finally passed the 50% mark and now takes up a majority of gambling market in the UK.


“Gambling Commission publishes industry statistics update”,, May 31, 2018.

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