All aflutter: Remote gambling has managed to capture a new type of gambler to the industry

The Gambling and Betting Activities industry includes companies that operate casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, video gaming terminals, gambling websites and lotteries, with industry revenue being measured as net revenue. The industry has performed well over the past five years, benefiting from the growing popularity of online gambling. There have been high levels of merger activity over the period and there has been large-scale uptake of retail-based gaming machines and remote gambling. Despite overall growth, industry operators that have been slow in transitioning to a more digital model of business have fallen behind. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.5% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach £15.3 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New regulations were introduced to control the rapidly expanding remote gambling segment
  • The use of big data and analytics has created more personalised experiences
  • Hardening attitudes towards gambling are likely to prompt increasingly stringent regulation
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the Gambling and Betting Activities industry are high. Starting up a high-street bookmaker, casino or bingo hall requires considerable capital investment. In order to create a business that can compete with companies such as William Hill, new entrants must be able to invest heavily in business locations to match the extensive coverage of the United Kingdom achieved by the industry giants. The concentration of market share, particularly among high-street bookmakers, is a distinct barrier to success for new entrants. Established branding and historical industry presence is firmly on the side of incumbents, meaning marketing expenses are often unsustainable for new entrants. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average weekly hours of work and National unemployment rate in the Gambling & Betting Activities industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry?

    This industry includes companies that operate casinos, bingo halls, betting shops, video gaming terminals, gambling websites and lotteries. Industry revenue is measured as net revenue, or the difference between the amount wagered by customers and the amount paid out to them for wins and cancellations on bets.

    Industry Products
  • Betting shops
  • Casinos
  • Remote gambling
  • Bingo
  • Arcades
  • The National Lottery and lotteries
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling lottery tickets
  • Operating coin-operated gambling machines
  • Operating virtual gambling websites
  • Bookmaking
  • Operating casinos
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • National unemployment rate
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total online expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue expansion
  • Technological advancements
  • New regulation
  • Socially responsible gambling
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory pressures
  • FOBTs and Triennial Review
  • Market structure and profit
  • Problem gambling in children
  • Revenue growth and new opportunities
  • Table: Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Remote gambling
  • Betting shops
  • Casinos
  • The National Lottery and lotteries
  • Bingo
  • Arcades
  • Chart: Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer trends
  • Accessibility
  • Other

  • Major Markets
  • People aged between 35 and 44
  • People aged between 45 and 54
  • People aged between 25 and 34
  • People aged between 55 and 64
  • People aged between 16 and 24
  • People aged between 65 and 74
  • People aged 75 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    WagesPurchasesProfitDepreciationMarketingOtherTechnology services
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gambling & Betting Activities

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ladbrokes Coral Group Ltd, William Hill plc, Paddy Power Betfair plc,
  • Table: Ladbrokes Coral Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: William Hill plc - financial performance
  • Table: Paddy Power Betfair plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A type of digital currency that operates independently of a central bank.
  • Blockchain
  • A system in which a record of transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are maintained across several computers that are linked in a peer-to-peer network.
  • Fixed-Odds Betting Terminal (Fobt)
  • A terminal that allows players to play a number of games or place a number of bets with odds that are programmed into the machine.
  • High Roller
  • A gambler that places large bets.
  • Net Revenue
  • The difference between the amount wagered by gamblers and the amount paid back to them in winnings and cancellations.
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