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The betting and gaming industry - facts and figures

BETTING AND GAMING INDUSTRY FACTS AND FIGURES

As a key part of the UK's dynamic and diverse leisure and entertainment industry, the betting and gaming sector has a huge reach and impact. Its' contribution to the UK economy cannot be overstated.

Here we showcase some of the headline figures. Members can request more detailed figures from our policy and research team.

THE UK BETTING AND GAMING INDUSTRY

90% of the betting and gaming industry is represented by BGC *excludes lotteries

Support for the Economy

£8.7 BILLION GVA

(up from £4.3 billion in 2010)

Source: DCMS Economic Estimates 2018 (provisional): Gross Value Added

£3.2 BILLION in taxes to the UK Exchequer

Source: UK Betting and Gaming Statistics

Employment

100,000 INDUSTRY WORKERS

Source: GamblingCommission Industry Statistics to September 2019:

Betting shops have the highest pass rates of any age-restricted product retailers - a higher pass rate than pubs, supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol stations.

Source: ServeLegal



SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND TREATMENT

£100 MILLION commited to gambling treatment by 2023

£10.5 MILLION for youth education programme

£3.8 MILLION for BETREGRET campaign

Source: Betting and Gaming Council 2020


BACKING BRITISH TOURISM

£120 - £200 MILLION boost to UK Tourism

SUPPORT FOR HORSE RACING

£350 MILLION through levy, media rights and sponsorship

Source:The contribution of thoroughbred breeding to the UK economy and factors impacting the industry’s supply chain. The Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, PWC, September 2018


47% of adults have participated in gambling in the past four weeks.

Source: Gambling Participation in 2019, The Gambling Commission

0.5% of the adult population meet the criteria to be defined as problem gamblers.

Source: Gambling Commission Problem Gambling Screens


SAFER GAMBLING COMMITMENTS

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