UKGC Publishes Further Data on the Gambling Industry in Great Britain

By | February 5, 2024
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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data on the gambling industry in Great Britain.

The data, sourced from operators, reflects the period between March 2020 and December 2023, inclusive, and covers online and in-person gambling covering Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets.

The release compares Quarter 3 (Q3) of the financial year 2022 to 2023, with Q3 of 2023 to 2024, looking at how the market has changed in comparative periods over a year.

The latest operator data shows:

  • Online total Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) in Q3 (October to December) was £1.3 billion, an increase of 4% from Q3 the previous year. The overall number of total bets/spins increased 9% Year-on-Year (YoY), reaching a new peak of 24 billion, whilst the average monthly active accounts increased 2%.
  • Real event betting GGY increased by 5% year on year (YoY) to £468 million. Total bets and actives for the vertical both decreased by 3%.
  • Slots GGY increased 6% to £618 million YoY. The number of spins increased 11%, while the average monthly active accounts in Q3 increased 8% to 4 million per month.
  • The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour increased by 3% YoY to 9.8 million. The average session length decreased from 19 minutes in Q3 2022-23, to 17 minutes for the quarter this year, with approximately 7% of all sessions lasting more than one hour.
  • LBO GGY increased by 0.5% to £563 million in Q3 2023 to 2024, compared to the same quarter last year, while the number of total bets and spins decreased 4% to 3.3 billion.

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