William Hill has the biggest share of the market, while Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Betfair and Bet365 have around 11% each.
UK online gaming and betting market by operator’s value share, 2012
William Hill also dominates search volume, though the other brands aren’t so close together.
Brand related search impression volume for the top gambling brands:
The growth of mobile gambling
With the growth of in-play betting and the trend towards using phones and tablets as second screens, consumers are turning to their mobile devices to gamble.
- During 2012 the number of searches conducted via mobile devices grew by 75%, with sports betting being the largest growth segment.
- According to a Mintel /GMI survey 29% of users who have gambled online do so via a smartphone.
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