Gambling Numbers Continue to Increase in the UK

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Despite being the most mature online gaming market in the world, the United Kingdom is continuing to see revenue numbers rise in the country, an encouraging sign given the tougher laws in place for operators.

The UK Gambling Commission revealed that online gambling amounted to £4.7 billion in revenue between April 2016 and March 2017. The remote sector, which includes computer, mobile, and other devices accounted for 34% of that total, up 10% from the year prior. Casino revenues make up 56% of all Gross Gaming Revenues, up 10.75% from last year. Slots generated 64.5% of the casino GGR, up to £1.7 billion.

Sportsbetting is also massive, making up 37% of GGR in of itself. Poker is up 3% to £101 million, despite bad press speculating that the game is dead.

Needless to say, online betting has a lot of room to grow, even in a crowded market like the UK. This means punters can expect to see growth in terms of services offered and spots to play at.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.
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28 December 2017 - 7:25pm

I don't think it's a surprising news either, online gambling growing globally so it's probably a rule even at such well developed market as the UK's