In its industry statistics for the year, the UK’s Gambling Commission has revealed that the total revenue from these sectors came on turnover of £141.38bn.
Most of this year’s GGY was made from remote casino licensees as they brought in a gross gaming yield of £4.02bn, and slots made up the majority of this total with £2.91bn.
Despite all of the postponed and suspensions of many major sporting fixtures due to the pandemic, online betting still saw its revenue grow to £2.65bn. On the other hand, the betting exchange revenue was down to £135.7m, and pool betting revenue dropped slightly to £27.2m.
The online bingo revenue also grew to £189.1m, which is more than doubled compared to last year when it was only at £98.12 million.
The only non-remote sector that the Gambling Commission provided any data was the National Lottery. The combined retail and online National Lottery sales were up by 6.0%, making it £8.39 billion.
Finally, the number of licenced betting operators kept dropping and now there are only 2439 licenced operators. In comparison, in September 2020 the number of licenced betting operators was 6735.