Gambling Commission to publish market impact data to Dec ’23

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Gambling Commission to publish market impact data to Dec ’23

The Gambling Commission has released additional information pertaining to the gambling sector in Great Britain. The provided data, obtained from operators, encompasses the timeframe spanning from March 2020 to December 2023, inclusive. It comprehensively addresses both online and offline gambling activities, encompassing Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) situated on the high streets of Britain.

It is important to refrain from drawing comparisons with the industry statistics dataset, as the latter may incorporate free bets and bonuses. Moreover, the industry statistics dataset does not encompass data from all operators.

This publication specifically examines the transition from Quarter 3 (Q3) of the financial year 2022 to 2023 to Q3 of 2023 to 2024. The aim is to analyze how the market has evolved during comparable periods over a one-year span.

It is advisable to consistently consult the most recent Excel data document for updated information covering the entire period.

The most recent operator data reveals the following:

  • Online total Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) for Q3 (October to December) amounted to £1.3 billion, marking a 4 percent increase from the previous year’s Q3. The overall count of total bets/spins experienced a 9 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) surge, reaching a record high of 24 billion. Additionally, the average monthly active accounts increased by 2 percent.
  • Real event betting GGY witnessed a 5 percent YoY rise to £468 million. However, both the total bets and active engagement for this vertical decreased by 3 percent.
  • Slots GGY demonstrated a 6 percent YoY increase, totaling £618 million. The number of spins rose by 11 percent, and the average monthly active accounts in Q3 experienced an 8 percent growth, reaching 4 million per month.
  • The number of online slots sessions lasting over an hour increased by 3 percent YoY, totaling 9.8 million. The average session length decreased from 19 minutes in Q3 2022-23 to 17 minutes for the current quarter. Approximately 7 percent of all sessions lasted more than one hour.
  • Licensed Betting Operators’ (LBO) GGY saw a 0.5 percent increase to £563 million in Q3 2023-2024 compared to the same quarter last year. However, the number of total bets and spins decreased by 4 percent, amounting to 3.3 billion.