§ 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