Regulator notes slots GGY grew by 8% compared to Q2 2022 as real event betting, poker and other online casino games all dip
The Gambling Commission (GC) has released its Q2 2023 operator data, with gross gambling yield (GGY) up 0.6% year on year (YoY) to £1.2bn.
The data is comprised from approximately 80% of the online gambling market and showed online slot activity had grown YoY as other verticals slipped.
Slots GGY increased 8% YoY to £589m, with the number of spins increasing 11% and the average monthly active accounts increasing 11% to 3.8 million.
Online slots sessions that lasted longer than an hour increased 4% YoY to 9.3 million, though the average session length decreased to 17 minutes.
However, other verticals did not perform as well as slots.
According to the data, real event betting GGY fell 5% YoY to £428m while total bets also fell 1%. Real event betting actives decreased 0.2%.
Elsewhere, online casino games (excluding slots) saw Q2 GGY slip 6% to £140m as the number of total bets on the vertical fell 4%.
Virtuals saw GGY slip 16% to £10.2m as the number of monthly actives and total bets fell by 10% and 15%, respectively.
Finally, poker GGY fell 11.6% during Q2 to £15.9m and esports GGY for Q3 was £3.2m, up from £1.4m the previous year.