UK Casinos and Bingo market report
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What you need to know
Casinos and bingo clubs became more reliant again on rising average spend per visit to underpin market value in 2017. Admissions in the former sector hit a five-year low and both attendances and venue numbers continued to decline in the latter.
With new venue openings set to slow over the next few years, casino operators are hoping that mooted regulatory change will create new opportunities for growth sooner rather than later.
Bingo clubs are expected to remain challenged by continuing closures and vulnerable to changes in the consumer confidence of key demographics, but see new technologies as offering real potential as enablers of radical change in club environments and experiences.
Covered in this Report
This Report focuses on casinos and licensed bingo clubs. Casinos are defined as clubs that are licensed by the Gambling Commission for the purposes of gambling, and which generally incorporate games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino poker. Gambling is defined by the Gambling Commission as being an “activity in which the only product that changes hands is money”.
Bingo clubs are defined as clubs that are licensed by the Gambling Commission for the purposes of playing cash bingo. Other ways of playing bingo (usually ‘prize bingo’ for prizes or lower cash returns) are also discussed, although they do not form part of the Report’s core focus.
Traditionally, bingo has also been played in licensed social clubs, holiday parks, working men’s clubs and political clubs in addition to the licensed bingo clubs already mentioned. These venues are considered outside the scope of this Report, as are online casinos and bingo games, although these may all be referenced for purposes of context where appropriate.
The term ‘drop’, where used in this Report, refers to money exchanged for chips at casinos. Spend per head, as detailed in this Report, relates to net expenditure rather than the ‘drop’ or money consumers have staked.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Michael Oliver, a leading analyst in the Leisure sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Casinos and bingo clubs are looking to external forces of regulation and technology as enablers of new formats and facilities that can reduce their reliance on the willingness to spend of their core customer base.
Senior Leisure and Media Analyst
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