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Growth of betting in the UK


Why gambling is so popular in the UK?

Even though there’s so much awareness around trying to make gamblers more responsibility and so many guidelines in place to minimise the spread of gambling, the hobby is still enjoying remarkable growth.

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To shine the spotlight on the UK, and it’s amazing how the industry is flourishing. Indeed, according to the numbers by Statista, the gross gambling yield from 2011 to 2018 has increased from 8.4 to 14.4 billion, which is quite the upturn.

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In addition, the fact that the UK has granted over 100 online licenses, and there’s around 33.6 million active betting accounts, demonstrates how popular wagering is in the UK.

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Obviously one of the factors that plays a part in this striking increase in participants is accessibility, as there’s many shops and outlets for people to place bets and make it a social occasion. Undoubtedly, however, the sheer ease of use of online betting has been key, for as long as you have internet access you can place bets using your PC, phone or tablet.

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Factor in some shrewd advertising by the industry to highlight some of their products and special offers, in combination with how the sporting industry especially appeals to fans, and it’s not hard to see why gambling is so popular in the UK.

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Continuing to go from strength to strength, it appears the gambling industry is only going to keep getting more popular as time goes on and technological advancements further increase it’s ease of use and accessibility.

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