United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the report on the market of the gambling industry during the period from October 2015 till September 2016.
The number has grown by 2.9% and has composed £13.8 billion ($17.9 billion).
Turnover of online –betting market has made £4.5 billion ($5.8 billion) as it is reported by the Commission. Growth is recorded in all gambling’s subdivisions except Bingo and national lottery.
In total 106678 Britishmen work in the sphere of gambling. 8.8 thousand betting shops are functioning in the country.
At the same time the Mirror has reported that the volume football bets in Great Britain has made the record of £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) and the profit of bookmakers has made £333.4 million ($432.3 million).
We should remind that recently football association of England has disqualified the midfielder Joey Barton for 1.5 years for practicing betting. During the period from 2006 till 2016 the midfielder has made 1260 bets on football matches, having played for the English clubs. The player admitted all charges and has received medical treatment for a game addiction, and also has asked the British football to reduce dependence on bookmakers.