UKGC data reveals GGY for Q2 2022-23 hit £1.2bn

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The UK Gambling Commission has published further data showing how gambling behaviour is reacting to current environmental factors in Great Britain.

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

Caution is advised when making any year-on-year comparisons between some months during the period of this data collection, due to differing operating environments as a result of varying degrees of lockdown restrictions between 2020 and 2022.

Comparison should also not be made with the industry statistics dataset, as the market impact data may include free bets and bonuses.

This update contains operator data to September 2022. We publish this data on a quarterly basis, so this analysis makes quarter-on-quarter comparisons.

Please note that this release refers to quarter one (Q1) and quarter two (Q2) in the financial year 2022-2023.

The latest operator data shows: online total Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) in Q2 (July to September) was £1.2 billion, a decrease of 4 percent from Q1 (April to June). The overall number of total bets and or spins decreased 1 percent from Q1 to Q2, the average monthly active accounts2 decreased 9 percent

Slots GGY decreased 3 percent to £548 million between Q1 and Q2. The number of spins decreased 2 percent to 18.5 billion, while the average monthly active accounts decreased 4 percent to 3.4 million per month.

The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour remained stable at 8.4 million between Q1 and Q2. The average session length lasted 17 minutes, with approximately 7 percent of all sessions lasting more than one hour.

We continue to expect extra vigilance from operators as consumers are impacted in different ways by the current economic environment.

LBO GGY decreased 8 percent to £540 million between Q1 and Q2, while the number of total bets and spins decreased 5 percent to 3.2 billion.