HC Deb 12 March 1991 vol 187 c477W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the latest figures, expressed in £ million per annum and per head of the population, for gambling in the United Kingdom on(a) off-course and on-course betting, (b) amusement machines, (c) casinos, (d) bingo, (e) football pools and (f) small lotteries.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Estimated figures for gambling turnover (i.e. amount staked) in the financial year 1989–90 are tabulated below. Those for off-course betting, pool betting and bingo are based on returns to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. Those for casinos and lotteries are taken from the annual report of the Gaming Board for Great Britain, although the latter includes only those lotteries registered with the board. The estimates for on-course betting and gaming machines cannot be calculated directly and should be treated with extreme caution. The turnover per head per annum is based on an estimated population of 57.2 million.

Estimated turnover/year £ million Turnover/ head/year £
Off-course betting 5,734 100
On-course betting 743 13
Gaming machines 3,494 61
Casinos 1,881 33
Bingo 807 14
Pools 715 12.5
Lotteries 23 0–4

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