Number of betting shops in the gambling industry Great Britain 2011-2019

Betting is the backbone of the gambling industry in the United Kingdom (UK). The number of betting shops in the UK slightly decreased over the course of the given time interval from roughly 9,070 in 2011 to around 8,320 in 2019. Other forms of gambling are casino gambling, bingo, slot machines or remote gambling.

Betting shop operators

William Hill is the operator with the most betting shops in the UK. In March 31 2019, William Hill operated a total of 2264 betting shops in the UK. Other operators include Ladbrokes, Betfred and the Gala Coral Group. Betfred operated 1,620, Ladbrokes operated 1,828 shops and the Gala Coral Group operated 1,529 shops at the time. There also were 1,079 shops with other operators.

Online gambling increases

With the increase of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets in the last decade, the amount of applications and possibilities for remote gambling have also increased. This could be a direct cause for the slow decline of betting shops throughout the UK. The gross gambling yield (GGY) of remote betting, bingo and casino gambling stood at roughly 5.32 billion British pounds in 2019.

Total number of betting shops in the gambling industry in Great Britain from March 31, 2011 to March 31, 2019

Number of shops in thousands
at 31 Mar 20198.32
at 31 Mar 20188.56
at 31 Mar 20178.8
at 31 Mar 20168.91
at 31 Mar 20158.99
at 31 Mar 20149.11
at 31 Mar 20139.1
at 31 Mar 20129.13
at 31 Mar 20119.07
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

March 31, 2011 to March 31, 2019

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