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
Support for the Economy
£7.7 BILLION GVA
(up from £4.3 billion in 2010)
Source: DCMS Economic Estimates 2018 (provisional): Gross Value Added
£3.2 BILLION in direct taxes to the UK Exchequer
Source: EY report for BGC.
119,000 jobs supported by the industry
Source: EY report
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.
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