Gambling Numbers in UK Hit £13.9 billion in 2017

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Today the UK Gambling Commission released numbers showing that the gambling industry grew within the country, reaching £13.9 billion in 2017.

The fiscal results ran from October 1, 2016 to September 30th 2017 and revealed:

  • Gross Gaming Yield of £13.9 billion, up 0.7%
  • Online numbers totaled £4.9 billion, with a 35% market share
  • Sector employment down 0.8% to 106,366
  • Retail shops down 3.2% to 8,532
  • Gaming machines down 0.7% to 183,928
  • Licensed arcades down 3.5% to 1,810
  • Bingo parlors up 2% to 649
  • Casino sites up by 2 to 152

The UK remains one of the world's strongest gambling markets, with a mature online industry. The regulation in the UK is strong, as the regulator regularly has put the kibosh on predatory ads and terms at casinos.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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4 June 2018 - 3:43pm

Yeah we know UK have always been one of the leading gambling markets and all the top brands in this business want to be presented there.
It not seems much of a growth that 0.7% but when we speaking about double figures billions it's something else really.