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Companies / Gambling Mar 28, 2018 - 02:14 PM GMT

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Gambling Industry is huge, and it undergoes various transformations from time to time. It has a large working force and the various gambling divisions operate on their own licences and regulations.

The estimated figures related to the gambling industry is composed by Plush Online Casino and it covers the overview of the betting sector along with some detailed statistics of remote gambling and the national lottery.


Working Force in The Betting Sector

The total number of employees in the gambling industry was 106,236 as on 31 March 2017. The below table gives the approximated information about the number of people working in the corresponding sectors.
                       
Gambling Sector      

                                   
                    Gambling sector                                    
                       

                                   
As on 31 March 2017
                       

                                   
                              Betting                             
                       

                                   
52,292
                       

                                   
Bingo
                       

                                   
12,433
                       

                                   
Casino
                       

                                   
16,417
                       

                                   
Arcades
                       

                                   
10,070
                       

                                   
Gaming machine technical
                       

                                   
6,132
                       

                                   
Lotteries
                       

                                   
1,090
                       

                                   
Remote
                       

                                   
7,802
                       

                                   
Total
                       

                                   
106,236
                       

 

It is interesting to note that around 49% of the employees of gambling industry work in the betting sector.

Remote Gambling

Remote Gambling is nothing but a player engaging in a game through the means of a remote communication such as the internet, telephone or television. The number of activities permitted through remote gambling licences was 788 as on 31 March 2017 which is a 4.6% increase from the previous period. 56.1% of the remote gambling activity comes from remote casino licences and gambling software.

The largest share of remote gambling activity – 42% was from the operators who had the head office in the UK. The remote gambling activity of operators who have the head office at Malta and Gibraltar are 19% and 12% correspondingly.

GGY of Remote Operators

Remote gambling GB players from April 2016 to March 2017 were responsible for a GGY of around £4.71 billion and it stood for 34% GGY of the total industry. 
                       

                                   
Remote Market Share
                       

                                   
Percentage
                       

                                   
Casino
                       

                                   
55.5%
                       

                                   
Betting
                       

                                   
36.8%
                       

                                   
Bingo
                       

                                   
3.4%
                       

Betting Exchange
                       

3.6%               

Pool Betting
                       

0.7
                       

 

GGY of Remote Casino

Slot games approximately accounted for £1.691 billion which is 64.5% of the total GGY of the remote casino industry. And table games contributed about £414.7 million which is 15.8% of the total GGY of the remote casino industry. The contribution of card games was £205.39 million, and poker was £101.320 million. Other remote casino games made up to £208.17 million.

GGY of Remote Betting

                                   
Activity                                  
                       

                                   
Remote betting GGY in million
                       

                                   
Football
                       

                                   
605.99
                       

                                   
Horses
                       

                                   
391.83
                       

                                   
Other
                       

                                   
145.97
                       

                                   
Dogs
                       

                                   
40.68
                       

                                   
Financials
                       

                                   
32.10
                       

                                   
Cricket
                       

                                   
18.82
                       

                                   
Golf
                       

                                   
13.55
                       

                                   
Unallocated rev share
                       

                                   
609.45
                       

Operators having a gambling software licence made a total revenue of £632.07 million from April 2016 to March 2017. In that, £383.37 was made through revenue share.

National Lottery

Gambling Commission can issue a licence to an organization in accordance with Section 5 of the National Lottery Act. Between April 2016 and March 2017, the total sales by National Lottery were £2.98 billion (minus the prizes).

The primary contribution by National Lottery to good causes between April 2016 and March 2017 was £1.49 billion which is a 16.9% decrease when compared to the previous period – April 2015 to March 2016 where £1.78 billion was contributed to good causes.

Similarly, National Lottery prizes were £3.9 billion which was a 6.1% decrease from the previous period. From April 2015 to March 2016, National Lottery Prizes accounted for a total of 4.19 billion.

Also, National Lottery expenditure was £1.49 billion between April 2016 to March 2017 which is an 8.4% decrease when compared to 1.62 billion from April 2015 to March 2016.

The gambling industry has many divisions under it and some of the divisions are very different from the other. Players are always requested to play responsibly. It is to be noted that the above-mentioned statistics may contain approximate values.

By Varun Kumar

© 2018 Copyright Varun Kumar- All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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