Number Crunching - the diminishing share of adult gaming centres

Number Crunching - the diminishing share of adult gaming centres

Thursday, July 7, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
A breakdown of some of the more interesting figures to emerge from the gambling industry in the past seven days

1,721 - The number of arcades in the UK (March 2016) representing a drop of 11.1% compared to the 1,937 recorded in March 2015. Adult gaming centre premises have decreased by 36.4% over five years and arcades in the UK now contribute just 3% to the market’s GGR of £12.6bn, with large society lotteries close behind. Despite this the arcade sector represents 10% of the gambling industry workforce, employing over 10,000 staff and this year’s GGY figure of £383.4m is the highest it has been for several years.

£3.6bn - the amount of GGY generated by UK remote gambling licensees from UK customers in the year between October 2014 - September 2015, representing around 29% of the whole UK market. This remains steady, showing little change from the first five months' worth of online data published in November 2015, following changes in the law which meant the online sector was regulated by the Gambling Commission under a point of consumption regime.

£1,190,744 - the amount owed by AMG Leisure when it went into administration in 8 April 2014. This week the company’s directors Alexander Auckland and Mark Sowray were disqualifying from managing or in any way controlling a company or being a director until 17th June 2027. Fellow directors Alison Auckland and Sarah Sowray are similarly disqualified until 17 November 2019 following an investigation by The Insolvency Service’s Company Investigation Team.

0.5mm - the positional accuracy to which Playtech’s new Virtual tennis product is capable after taking over one of Warner Bros. Studios’ largest film stages for three weeks and installing more than 100 cameras – worth in excess of £5 million – to capture the most realistic, accurate and authentic images for next generation Virtual Sports content.

150 - The number of IGT's Dynasty ETG cabinets, featuring live roulette and live baccarat games, installed at Sands Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania, to make the largest Live Electronic Table Game Installation in the United States. The new casino feature covers 5,900 square feet. Nick Khin, IGT senior vice president of sales, North American Gaming & Interactive. "IGT's Dynasty product is a versatile, best-of-breed ETG solution that is designed to engage a broad range of players, deliver dynamic gaming experiences and evolve with the digital era of gaming."

15 months - the size of ban the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) has given to Irish Snooker player Leo Fernandez after he admitted to a charge related to corruption and match-fixing. This related to suspicious betting on who would commit the first foul in the first frame in his match with Gary Wilson at the World Championship Qualifiers at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on 6th April 2016. Jason Ferguson the Chairman of the WPBSA said: “This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that all aspects of matches in World Snooker events are competed in a fair and honest manner.

+53 - the NPS (Net Promoter Score) achieved by ICE Totally Gaming in 2016 with exhibitor decision makers, which places ICE 2016 in the top three business exhibitions to have taken place in the UK over the previous 12 months. NPS is a metric which measures the level of customer satisfaction and is used by brands including Apple, Amazon and eBay.

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