Department for Culture Media and Sport

betting licences statistics

Following the transfer of responsibility for betting licensing to the DCMS in summer 2001, we produced a statistical bulletin on applications for betting licenses in October 2003. Future publication of these statistics will be managed by the Gambling Commission, with overview from DCMS.

Latest data
Data relate to the period July 2002 to June 2003 and are for Great Britain.

Last release date
30 October 2003

Next release
Responsibility for future publication of the statistics has been passed to the Gambling Commission. The release details have yet to be agreed, because of the changes in legislation under the Gambling Act 2005.

Link to bulletin
Latest data are contained in the Betting Licensing statistical bulletin 2003 (PDF 344kb).

Link to previous release
The previous Betting Licensing bulletin contains data to 2000. It was produced by the Home Office and was published on 14 December 2000.

Pre-release access
The following officials and Minister received privileged early access under the National Statistics code of practice:

  • Lord McIntosh of Haringey, Minister for Media and Heritage
  • Clive Hawkswood, DCMS
  • Avril Holworthy, DCMS
  • Philip Townsend, DCMS