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Number of betting shops in Great Britain 2011-2020

The number of betting shops in the United Kingdom gradually decreased in the past four years. In 2020, there were 7,681 betting shops in the country, about eight percent less than the previous year's total.

Betting shop operators

In 2019, William Hill beat other betting operators in terms of the number of betting shops in the United Kingdom. In that year, the operator had 2,264 betting shops, 436 more than that of its closest competitor - Ladbrokes. Meanwhile, Betfred operated 1,620 shops and the Gala Coral Group operated 1,529 shops in that year.

Online gambling increases

Increased possibilities for remote gambling resulted in an increase in the gross gambling yield that this sector generated. During the period April 2019 to March 2020, the gross gambling yield (GGY) of remote betting, bingo and casino gambling stood at roughly 5.68 billion British pounds. In contrast, the gambling yield of the betting sector significantly decreased in that period.

Total number of betting shops in the gambling industry in Great Britain from 2011 to 2020

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2011 to 2020

Special properties

reporting period ends on March 31 each year.

Supplementary notes

*Provisional figure.
Data from March 2013 onwards were drawn from regulatory returns. Prior to this, the data was derived from local authority notifications.

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