Total slot yield marked its lowest level during the pandemic, according to the UKGC


he UK Gambling Commission released Friday new data showing how the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown impacted gambling behaviour in the UK.

The online market grew in September, with a month-on-month increase of 3% in gross gambling yield (GGY), and a 7% increase in active accounts. The main driver for this was real event betting, which saw 15% growth in GGY and a 14% increase in active accounts to 4.3 million, with the number of bets placed rising 5% to 246.6 million, boosted by the return of Premier League football. The biggest decline was recorded for esports betting, which fell 28% to £1.3 million. 

The average session length for online slots remained steady at 21 minutes. There was a 3% decrease in the number of online slots sessions lasting longer than an hour.