The UKGC has reported that the UK online gambling industry GGY hit £5.3bn for the year ending March 31, with the sector now accounting for 37 percent of the country’s £14.4bn market.
Total yield was up 4.2 percent on the same period ending 2017, with the contribution from remote gambling rising 12.8 percent.
Of the total, casino gaming accounted for 54.6 percent at £2.9bn, with betting bringing in £2.1bn, 38.7 percent of the figure. Bingo added £164.8m, or 3.1 percent, exchange betting £160.1m, or three percent, and pool betting yielded £28.7m, the final 0.5 percent.
The majority of the online casino figure, or 69.1 percent, was raised by slots, while football proved the high earner for sports betting, responsible for £1bn of the total.
Active customer account numbers rose 12.9 percent to 33.6m, with new registrations jumping 14.4 percent to 35.4m.