The Gambling Commission published the latest data about its ongoing efforts to monitor changes in gambling behavior as a result of current environmental factors in the UK.

Quarterly gambling data

Tracking gambling data on a quarterly basis since March 2020, the Commission published data collected from online and face-to-face operations at Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets for the three months ending June 30, 2022.

The data revealed that total gross gaming yield (GGY) from online operations for the quarter reached £1.2 billion ($1.45 billion) and registered an increase of 1% compared to the previous quarter ended March 31, 2022. There was a 5% increase in total number of bets / total spins and average monthly active accounts also increased by 5%.

GGY from slot operations almost reached £565 million ($681 million) to increase by 4% compared to the previous quarter. Similarly, the number of rotations increased by 5% to 18.7 million and average monthly active accounts saw a 4% increase to 3.6 million per month.

A 5% increase, to 8.4 million, was also recorded in the number of online gaming sessions that lasted more than an hour, and those sessions represented approximately 7% of the total. The average session length in the reported quarter decreased by one minute to 17 minutes compared to the previous three months.

LBO GGY in the three months was £584 million to mark an increase of 6% compared to the previous quarter, while the number of total bets and spins reached 3.3 billion and registered an increase of 3%.

The Gambling Commission reminded all users of the data to be careful when making comparisons between different quarters of the period due to the different operating circumstances between 2020 and 2022 and the impact on the data from free bets and bonuses.

Reminder for operators

The regulator also reminded operators of their obligations, “strengthened instructions issued during the first lockdown” to monitor data and identify if consumers expand their gaming portfolio and spend more time or money than before, included in direct interaction when triggers are reached, avoid any temptation to take advantage of the situation and oversell, and consider the current environment when onboarding new customers and deciding on their affordability checks.

The Gambling Commission reiterated its position to continue to monitor the risk associated with the market by assessing the effect of strengthened guidelines for operators, by monitoring, collecting and publishing key data identifying additional risks for consumers, ready to to act when necessary and to strengthen regulatory rules. requirements, introduce changes to Remote Technical Standards (RTS) and License Conditions and Code of Practice (LCCP), and perform compliance assessments.

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