Shorter odds: Despite the rising popularity of online gambling, revenue growth has begun to slow

The Gambling and Betting Activities industry has performed well over the past five years despite relatively 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 6.6% over the five years through 2018-19 to reach £14.7 billion.Industry players operate betting shops, casinos, bingo halls, lotteries and remote gambling services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£14.7bn
Annual Growth 14-19
6.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
97,641
Businesses
1,095

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Smartphone apps have encouraged younger demographics to gamble, benefiting revenue
  • The use of algorithms has improved fixed-odds betting calculations
  • TV broadcasters are lobbying against proposals to ban gambling adverts before the watershed
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Gambling and Betting Activities industry's services can be split into two main sectors: the non-remote sector and the remote sector. The former covers arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, the National Lottery and other lotteries, and raffles in physical locations. The latter covers all remote betting, bingo, casino and lottery activities.Remote gamblingThe remote gambling segment encompasses telephone betting and all forms of online betting, including on smartphones. Operators in this segment use any available channel to reach consumers, including internet browsers and software downloaded to computing devices. This segment has grown strongly over the past five years, as online activity has increased. Dem...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
  • Animal welfare concerns
  • New regulation
  • Socially responsible gambling
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory pressures
  • FOBTs and

    Triennial Review

  • Problem gambling

    in children

  • Market structure

    and profit

  • 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
    ProfitMarketingWagesTechnology servicesDepreciationPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gambling & Betting Activities

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External 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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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