British gambling yield falls in first two months of the year

Betting shops in UK resume operations today.
Betting shops in UK resume operations today.

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.

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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.

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