In recent years, the UK economy has been through a rollercoaster- the economic crisis followed by the Brexit discussion has left many sectors of business floundering and a cloud of uncertainty that covers the country. With recent decisions to cut the maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals to GBP 2, down from GBP 100, a lot of people may be worried about how the gambling sector is looking now. Will these recent changes to the law mean that your favourite bookmaker, casino or bingo hall is going to have to close its doors in the near future?
There's good news and bad news, the bad news is that these recent changes could well have an impact if you're a fan of going into the bookmaker on the high street as a fair few bookies seemed convinced they would need to lay off staff after the reduction in stake. But if you're playing online, then you're almost certainly going to be fine - that area of business has been booming in the last few years! Still not convinced? Just have a look at this infographic with data from the gambling commission that breaks down just how the gambling industry has been doing lately!