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Betting and Slots Activity increased in the UK, says 3-Year Data

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Posted on 14 August 2023 by "T".

The UKGC has published further data which showed increase in betting and slots activity in the UK.

Sourced from operators, the data covers a 3-year period, between March 2020 and March 2023, of online and land-based gambling done in Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain's high streets.

The report includes information that came from approximately 80% of the market, as some operators apparently did not sufficiently supply their performances.

The results revealed a steady increase in overall gambling and betting activity throughout the three-year period. This comes in the same timeline in which the gambling commission has previously stated the UK's problem gambling rate have dropped from 0.4% to 0.2%.

The data released by the overseer of all UK gambling activities compares Quarter 4 of financial year 2021 to 2022, with Quarter 4 of 2022 to 2023, comparing how the market has changed in the same periods over a year.

The latest gambling data in the UK shows:

  • Online total Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) in Quarter 4 (January to March) was £1.3 billion, an increase of 5 percent from Quarter 4 the previous year. The overall number of total bets and/or spins increased 9 percent year-on-year, whilst the average monthly active accounts2 increased 11 percent
  • With the reporting period covering the Cheltenham festival, real event betting GGY increased 13 percent year-on-year to £555 million, with total bets and actives also increasing, 19 percent and 9 percent respectively for the vertical
  • Slots GGY increased 2 percent to £552 million between Quarter 4 2021 to 2022 and Quarter 4 2022 to 2023. The number of spins increased 9 percent, while the average monthly active accounts increased 15 percent to 3.9 million per month during the same timeframe
  • The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour increased by 10 percent year-on-year to 8.8 million. The average session length remained at 17 minutes for the fourth quarter in a row, with approximately 6.4 percent of all sessions lasting more than one hour
  • LBO GGY increased 6 percent to nearly £585 million in Quarter 4 2022 to 2023, compared to the same quarter last year, while the number of total bets and spins increased 2 percent to 3.3 billion.



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1 comment on "Betting and Slots Activity increased in the UK, says 3-Year Data"

 dule-vu14/08/2023 08:51:56 GMT
ofcourse it increased, especially in period of corona, because they look from 2020. till 2023. and we all know what happend in last years! but ofcourse even after that in whole world pepople gamble more and love to spend money online, not just in uk! we all know what measures they give to uk players and what restrictions they have when they play slots, but they still wager lot of money! now they want to bring new rules!

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