[bbc] British gamers spent £280m playing online casual games in 2009 says the UK National Gamers Survey Report.
Similar studies carried out in other countries revealed that French players spent £220m and Germans £440m over the same period.
The survey estimated that there are 13.3m Britains playing on various game portals but only 2.4m pay to play - an average of £117 per person per year.
Gamers in the UK were also said to have spent £170m on mobile games in 2009.
Millions spent on casual gaming