Skip to main content

Betting Shops

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 April 2008, Official Report, column 1137W, on betting shops, how much and what percentage of the Tote's revenue came from these terminals in each year since 1997. (202832)

Category B2 gaming machines (formerly called Fixed Odds Betting Terminals) in betting shops did not contribute to the Tote’s revenues before 2002-03. Since 2002-03 their contribution to gross profit has been as follows:

£ million

Percentage

2002-03

2.678

2.8

2003-04

15.331

12.2

2004-05

21.736

16.4

2005-06

29.232

20.9

2006-07

35.265

22.4