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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released data that show the impact of easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures on online gambling behavior.

The data comprises the details in April, May and June from the largest online operators.

The following are the major points from the data:

  • The online gambling market has started a new phase after easing of lockdown restrictions.
  • Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) increase of 115% for online real event betting between May and June (rising to £217.5m), with a higher GGY in June than the ‘average’ pre-lockdown GGY.
  • The number of online gambling products played by individual consumers continues to decrease slightly from 41% in April to 35% in June.
  • The number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour decreased by 5% in the month to June (from 2,085,023 to 1,987,121). Average session length has also decreased by 1m in this time.
  • From May to June, the number of customer interactions undertaken rose by 12% (from 760,48 to 849,428), although within that number the majority were automated in nature.