HISTORICAL SNAPSHOT OF U.K. ONLINE GAMBLING
27th June, 2015 at 11:30:29
A useful benchmark for the future.
The UK Gambling Commission
has published industry statistics for the period 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2014, with the final twelve months of the period providing a useful comparison benchmark for the future as one of the last sets of pre-point-of-consumption gambling statistics.
Highlights from the report include:
* Only 19% of UK online gambling revenue was attributable to UK-licensed operators;
* Just 15% of the market was claimed by UK-licensed operators;
* The overall UK gambling market (excluding the national lottery) was worth £ 7.1 billion, an increase of 5% over the preceding twelve month period;
* UK-licensed online gambling operators
generated GGY of £ 1.35 billion, up 27% y-o-y; not far off the £ 1.62 billion generated by betting shop-based FOBTs;
* 46% of the UK market was attributed to land-based betting.
* Online sport betting market share was up 3% y-o-y to 19 percent;
* Online sports betting GGY rose 35% to £ 1.19 billion with football and tennis the main market drivers;
* Online casino GGY came in at £ 24 million, falling by 12 percent, but online bingo GGY was up 79% from a low base to £ 7.7 million;
* Online player registrations grew 14.5% to 5.59 million, and the number of industry people employed to manage them rose 8% to 6,285.
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