The UK online poker sector benefited from the first national lockdown to halt the pandemic. But the boost was only temporary and ended when the lockdown was lifted.

Data for the final two months of 2020 has not yet been published. There were further restrictions imposed during November and December, so online poker might again expect to receive a boost.

The graph below takes as its base the revenue for March 2019. The first UK lockdown began in the second half of March 2020 (highlighted in red), and poker revenues for that month were 50% above the base. A full month of lockdown in April 2020 saw the peak for online poker.

The summer months and looser restrictions meant that online poker revenues were not much greater that the base level between July and October 2020.