According to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) data, for the period from October 2015 to September 2016, British players lost £ 13.8 billion in gambling, which is 2.9% more than in the previous year.
According to the UKGC report, £ 1.82 billion was lost on the fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT). This amount exceeds the same indicator for the previous period, although the number of FOBT terminals has increased by only 9% for this time.
The UKGC report also showed that the online gambling sector makes up 32% of the total gambling market in the UK. At the same time, iGaming’s gross income for the period under review amounted to £ 4.5 billion, more than 66% of this revenue coming from slot machines.
The UKGC report is a preliminary review of the data collected during the gambling sector survey conducted by the authorities within the preparation for the industry reforms. The results of the government monitoring of the gambling industry will be published in the next few weeks.