Ladbrokes And Coral Flex Machine Muscle In 2015

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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