GamblingCompliance estimates that prospective merger partners Ladbrokes and Gala Coral together controlled 47.7 percent of the UK bookmaking market by gross win in 2015, up from 45.9 percent a year earlier.
The UK Gambling Commission reported last week that overall gross gambling yield from retail and on-course betting fell 8.7 percent to £1.5bn in the year to September 2015, offset by 5.3 percent growth in the contribution from fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £1.7bn.
Although the Gambling Commission’s reporting period differs from the calendar financial year followed by high-street market leaders William Hill and Ladbrokes, the latest industry statistics allow for a rough comparison of market shares in terms of gross win as well as shop count.
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