Online Casinos Rule the Roost in UK
The latest figures released by the UK Gambling Commission show that online casino playing is now far and away the most popular way of wagering in the country.
The report covers the period from April 2015 through to March 2016. It is the first time that a full year of UK data has let us see how people choose to gamble in the UK.
Among the highlights of the information, we can see that the country’s licensed online casino operators generated revenues not far short of £4.5 billion in this period. In fact, this is around a third of the total wagering carried out in Britain, putting internet playing ahead of the Lottery £3.4 billion), land based casinos (£1 billion) and bookmakers found on the High Street (£3.3 billion) too.
Slots Games More Popular Than Ever
As for the breakdown of online gambling, it was reported that slots playing brought in £1.75 billion. Poker made £99 million and is included in the £2.6 billion allocate to online casino game playing.
Internet sports betting earned operators £1.8 billion during this period with football making up 37% and horse racing 22%. Surprisingly, bingo playing only brought in some £152.6 million in revenues.
Another interesting figure shows that 611,000 players ask to be self-excluded during this period.
In terms of land based casinos, there are now 148 of them dotted across the country. Revenues had slumped by 14% in the year covered by this report, being the only category to have dropped in this report.
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