UK’s online gaming yield dips 1% to £1.2bn

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The UK Gambling Commission has published further data showing how gambling behaviour is reacting to the easing of lockdown measures and current environmental factors in Great Britain.

The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and March 2022, inclusive, and covers online and in-person gambling with data from Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets.

This update contains operator data to March 2022. We will be publishing this data on a quarterly basis, and as a result, this analysis makes a quarter-on-quarter comparison.

Online total GGY in Q4 (January to March) was £1.2bn, a decrease of 1% from Q3 (October to December). The overall number of total bets/spins decreased 2% from Q3 to Q4, the average monthly active accounts increased 5%

Slots GGY decreased 5% to nearly £541m between Q3 and Q4. The number of spins decreased 2% to 17.9bn, while the average monthly active accounts increased 5% to 3m per month

The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour decreased by 2% (to 7.9m) between Q3 and Q4. The average session length lasted 18 minutes, with approximately 7% of all sessions lasting more than one hour

LBO GGY increased 3% to £551m between Q3 and Q4, while the number of total bets and spins decreased to 3.2bn.