The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data showing how the evolving Covid-19 lockdown measures have impacted online gambling behaviour in Great Britain.
The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and May 2021, inclusive, and covers both online and, where relevant, some offline gambling operator data, noting that land-based premises have only recently been able to open since closing in December.
Activity in the online market decreased in May with active accounts and gross gambling yield (GGY) both decreasing 14% and 5% respectively, while total bets remained at a similar level.
Slots GGY increased to £211m during the period from April to May. The number of spins increased 2% and active players decreased 5%.
The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour decreased by 1% (to just below 2.6m. The average session length increased to 20.7 minutes, with nearly 9% of all sessions lasting more than one hour.
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