Gross gambling yield of the GB gambling industry 2009-2019, by sector

Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) is the amount retained by gambling operators after the payment of winnings but before the deduction of operation costs, excluding the national lottery. The betting market has always been the backbone of the gambling industry and generated a GGY of approximately 2.8 billion British pounds in Great Britain in 2019.

Increase in online gambling

As reflected by the GGY, remote and online gambling have drastically increased in recent years through the technological advancement and possibilities via smartphones, tablets and computers. Within four years, the number of new online gambling player registrations has quadrupled and online gambling resulted in roughly 5.35 billion British pounds as a result.


Gambling participation in Great Britain is slightly higher among males and the prevalence of problem gamblers tends to be younger than 34. Online gambling advertisements are very common, as 42 percent of 11 to 16 year olds in 2019 stated that they notice these at least a few times within a month. The most common opinion about gambling in Great Britain is that there are simply too many opportunities to do it.

Gross gambling yield (GGY) of the gambling industry in Great Britain (GB) from 2009 to 2019, by sector

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 2009 to September 2019

Supplementary notes

Gross gambling yield - the amount retained by operators after the payment of winnings but before the deduction of the costs of the operation. Excluding National Lottery.
** As regulated by the Gambling Commission. Legislation changed in 2014. The total GGY of the new legislation remote sector is from November 2014 to September 2015 (11 months in total). Consequently, caution should be applied if comparing this with earlier remote data.

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