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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Service Industries >> Gambling services

The ABS conducted its third survey of the gambling services industries in respect of 2000-01, following previous surveys in respect of 1994-95 and 1997-98. The industries include businesses mainly engaged in lotteries and lotto operations (excluding lottery agencies), casino operations and other gambling services such as totalisator and bookmaker operations.

There were 1,092 employing businesses in the gambling services industries at 30 June 2001, a decrease of 16% since the end of June 1998 (1,306 businesses) (table 21.37). Employment in the gambling industries also decreased from 34,954 persons at the end of June 1998 to 32,591 persons at the end of June 2001, a fall of 7%.

Total income (net of payouts to players) of businesses in the three gambling industries was $9,543m in 2000-01, a 21% increase on the 1997-98 figure. Total income (net of payouts to players) of Casinos ($3,137m) increased by 16%, while total income of businesses classified to Gambling service n.e.c. ($4,776m) increased by 81%. However, total income of Lottery operators ($1,630m) decreased by 36% over the 1997-98 figure.

Total expenses in 2000-01 for the gambling services industry was $8,179m, representing an increase of 9.3% on the 1997-98 figure. The main expense item was gambling/gaming taxes and levies ($3,017m), which accounted for 37% of total expenses.

Other businesses with gambling activity included businesses classified to the hospitality clubs and pubs, taverns and bars industries (see the section Clubs, pubs, taverns and bars). Inclusion of gambling activity from these businesses with businesses classified to the gambling services industry resulted in total net takings for gambling for 2000-01 of $13,839m.

Further information is included in the article Gambling in Australia in Year Book Australia 2000.


21.37 GAMBLING SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Units
Lotteries
Casinos
Other gambling
services
Total

Businesses
30 June 1998
no.
11
13
1,282
1,306
30 June 2001
no.
10
13
1,069
1,092
Change
%
-9.1
-
-16.6
-16.4
Employment
30 June 1998
no.
2,243
20,531
12,180
34,954
30 June 2001
no.
984
20,413
11,194
32,591
Change
%
-56.1
-0.6
-8.1
-6.8
Net takings from gambling
1997-98
$m
2,440.3
2,165.1
2,468.5
7,073.9
2000-01
$m
1,565.5
2,503.5
4,485.1
8,554.1
Change
%
-35.8
15.6
81.7
20.9
Commissions from gambling
1997-98
$m
. .
1.5
75.9
77.4
2000-01
$m
. .
1.8
98.7
100.5
Change
%
. .
18.1
30.1
29.8
Total income (net of payouts to players)
1997-98
$m
2,525.8
2,709.7
2,646.2
7,881.6
2000-01
$m
1,630.1
3,136.8
4,776.2
9,543.0
Change
%
-35.5
15.8
80.5
21.1
Operating profit before tax
1997-98
$m
215.3
-287.9
482.1
409.4
2000-01
$m
110.0
536.8
710.9
1,357.7
Change
%
-48.9
. .
43.7
227.2
Operating profit margin
1997-98
%
4.5
-10.8
4.0
2.1
2000-01
%
6.8
17.4
14.9
14.3

Source: Gambling Industries, Australia (8684.0).


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