Total gross gambling yield of gambling industry Great Britain 2010-2018

This statistic shows the gross gambling yield (GGY) of the total gambling industry in Great Britain from April 2010 to March 2018. During the period April 2018 to March 2019, the regulated gambling industry in Great Britain generated a GGY of 14.4 billion British pounds, a 0.3 percent decrease compared with the previous reporting period. The GGY is a key metric used within the gambling industry to refer to the difference between the amount of money received by a given agent, and the amount of money payed out by the agent. Sales revenue can be thought of as a comparable metric from outside the gambling industry.

Sectors

Although remote and online gambling have increased substantially in recent years, through technological advancement, a large proportion of this total GGY decrease can be attributed to reduction in the GGY of the online gambling sector. Online gambling is by far the largest sector, with a GGY of 5.3 billion British pounds it comprises 37.1 percent of the overall market however for the first time over the recorded period, the sector GGY has seen a decrease of 0.6 percent. The share of the total gambling industry in Great Britain attributed to the betting market has remained relatively stable and was the second largest sector by GGY with 3.2bn billion British pounds in 2019.

Participation

The public opinion about gambling in Great Britain is a contentious issue, with over 79 percent of people suggesting that there are too many opportunities to do it and 71 percent of people believing that gambling is dangerous for family life. Despite this gambling participation , the frequency of online gambling advertisements, and the prevalence of problem gamblers remains high.

Gross gambling yield (GGY) of the gambling industry in Great Britain from April 2010 to March 2018

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 2010 to March 2019

Supplementary notes

A definition of GGY can be found on the Gambling Commission website.
GGY equivalent for the National Lottery and large society lotteries is total proceeds minus total prizes

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