Betting in the UK
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Betting in the UK

As of March 2009, there are more than 8,800 betting shops in the UK, and William Hill, Ladbrokes and Coral account for ca. 67% of the British market.

Out of 1544 million off-course bets taken in the UK in 2008, 748 million were taken on horses, 151 mln on football and 247 mln on dogs.

The off-course betting gross profit in the UK in 2008 reached £ 1717 million, whereas the total turnover was almost £ 11 000 million.

The on-course betting annual gross profit, in comparison, was almost 54 times smaller, whereas gross profit from gaming machines in betting outlets was only slightly more than 1 million.