Thursday 12 February 2015, Amsterdam
The new report recognizes the following companies as the key players in Gambling Market in the UK: William Hill plc, Ladbrokes plc, Gala Coral Group Ltd, Betfred Group Ltd, Camelot Group plc, Genting UK plc, Paddy Power plc, Rank Group plc, Sportech plc.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the reports team said: “There has been a significant change in consumer gambling habits in the Gambling market in the UK. The increasing prevalence of online/remote gambling poses a threat to the revenue of non-remote gambling. The increase in the number of women gamblers, who prefer online gambling, and the increase in the installation of gaming machines across the country are propelling the growth of the market. The ban on smoking in casinos and bingo clubs also affects the revenue of the market.”
According to the report, the rise in the number of gambling premises is one such factor, attracting an increasing number of participants and thereby increasing the GGY of the market. In addition, the number of FOBTs has also been increasing in the UK.
Further, the report states that a major challenge is the increase in problem gambling. The UK has been witnessing an increase in the number of problem gamblers in the country, people who are facing a personal financial crisis and who are laden with debt.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.