New statistics from the Gambling Commission (GC) show a drop in activity in January and February compared with previous months.
UK.- The British gaming regulator, the Gambling Commission, has reported a 19 per cent drop in Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) from December to February.
GGR for February came in at £495.4m. The number of active accounts fell 4 per cent to 10.2m and bets fell 6 per cent to 6.2bn.
Revenue from real-event betting fell 16 per cent from December to February at £234.5m. Slots yield fell 1 per cent to £176.9m, with the number of spins down 6 per cent to 5.50bn. Online poker generated £9.3m.
With nationwide lockdowns continuing through all of January and February, the UK’s land-based gaming sector saw no revenue for the period.
Betting shops in England expect to reopen on April 12, with casinos and gaming halls to follow on May 17.