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Gambling & Betting Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Gambling & Betting Activities Market Research Report | SIC R92.000 | Nov 2016

Over the odds: Revenue growth has been driven by demand for remote gambling services

IBISWorld’s Gambling & Betting Activities market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd market share
Ladbrokes Coral Group plc Ladbrokes Coral Group plc market share
The Rank Group Plc The Rank Group Plc market share
William Hill PLC William Hill PLC market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Online gambling and smartphone apps are encouraging interest from casual gamblers
  • New regulations encouraged merger activity because operators struggled to protect their profit margins
  • The reduction in bingo duty should help stabilise the bingo segment, which had been declining
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gambling and Betting Activities industry has performed well over the past five years despite weak disposable income growth and increases in taxes and regulations. 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 8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £10.3 billion.

Industry players operate betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, lotteries and remote gambling services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Gambling and Betting Activities industry has a medium level of capital intensity. The industry is expected to have a capital-to-labour ratio of 1:3.79 in 2016-17. This indicates that for every pound spent on capital, industry operators spend £3.79 on wages. However, the capital intensity of the industry has been inflated by the large number of mergers and acquisitions in the industry recently, which increased capital costs.

The industry operates a huge number of high-street branches and other locations, and an average enterprise operates nearly 10 establishments. These enterprises each require a reasonable amount of servicing labour. A typical betting shop, for instance, tends to have anywhere between two and five employees. Cap.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 shopsCasinosRemote gamblingBingoArcadesLotteriesNational Lottery
    Industry Activities
    Selling lottery ticketsOperating coin-operated gambling machinesOperating virtual gambling websitesBookmakingOperating casinos

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • National unemployment rate
  • Real household disposable income
  • Total online expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • Industry regulations
  • Socially responsible gambling
  • Thinning margins
  • Betting on mergers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Taxing online operations
  • Super casino projects
  • Table: Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Facilities Management Activities
  • Consumer Electronics Manufacturing
  • Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Remote gambling
  • Betting shops
  • Casinos
  • National Lottery
  • Bingo
  • Arcades
  • Lotteries
  • Chart: Gambling & Betting Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Marketing
  • Technology services
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gambling & Betting Activities
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ladbrokes Coral Group plc
    William Hill plc
    Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd
    The Rank Group plc
  • Table: Ladbrokes Coral Group plc - financial performance
  • Table: William Hill plc - financial performance
  • Table: Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: The Rank Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Gambling & Betting Activities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Gambling & Betting Activities market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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