The UK Gambling Commission has just released new data that provides valuable insights into the gambling industry in Great Britain. This comprehensive dataset, gathered from various operators, spans from March 2020 to September 2023. It covers both online and in-person gambling, with a specific focus on Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) located in British high streets. In this latest release, the Commission presents a comparative analysis of Quarter 2 (July to September) for the financial years 2022-2023 and 2023-2024. 

This analysis offers valuable insights into how the market has evolved over the past year. Please note that this dataset cannot be directly compared to the industry statistics dataset as it may include factors such as free bets and bonuses, and it does not include data from all operators. The dataset also includes updated information on slots sessions. To access the most up-to-date data for the entire period, we recommend referring to the accompanying Excel data document provided by the UKGC.

Key findings from the latest operator data:

Online gambling revenue in Q2 (July to September) was £1.2 billion, a 0.6% increase compared to the previous year.

Total bets and/or spins increased by 10% YoY, with average monthly active accounts up by 7%.

Real event betting revenue decreased by 5% YoY to £428 million. Total bets and active players also saw a slight decline.

Slots revenue grew by 8% YoY to £589 million. Number of spins and average monthly active accounts increased by 11%.

Online slots sessions lasting over an hour increased by 4% YoY to 9.3 million. However, the average session length decreased to 17 minutes.

LBO revenue declined by 0.4% to nearly £539 million in Q2. Total bets and spins also declined by 1%.

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