The UK gambling market has reached £13.7 billion, according to the latest statistics out of the country’s Gambling Commission.
Gambling industry statistics are published twice a year and provide the latest information on each industry sector the country regulates, which includes legal online gambling services offered to customers in United Kingdom.
The £13.7 billion was the total gross gambling yield of the gambling industry from April 2016 to March 2017, an increase of 2 percent compared to the same period the previous year.
Great Britain had 146 brick-and-mortar casinos, one more than there was earlier this year.
Out of the £13.7 billion, £4.7 billion came from remote gambling, which includes online casino games. The figure was a 10 percent increase compared to April 2016 to March 2017.
The growth of that market segment has led to the launch of no deposit bonus casinos over the internet, all designed for customers and players to get the best deals available with zero risk.
Since last year, the United Kingdom has been in talks to share liquidity for online gaming, especially poker. Both are among the most regulated gambling markets in the world.
Nowaday, UK represented around 10 percent of the entire european online casino market as of a few years ago.
The number of online gamblers in the UK was estimated at more than two million.
In recent years there has been an explosion in the popularity of online casino gaming in the UK, driven in the most part by the introduction of the sophisticated online casinos that players find convenient and simple to use. According to figures published by the UK Gambling Commission, the UK’s overall gambling market is worth a remarkable £13 billion each year. That reflects the most recent statistics and shows a healthy ten per cent rise on the previous year.
The UK’s economy has benefited more than many countries because of the increased popularity with the British public of online casino gambling. That is undoubtedly due to the more embracing attitude adopted by UK casino players to gambling than is seen in other parts of the world.
The introduction of the mobile (Smartphones and tablets) made gamers of many of us.