Tag Archives: Allwyn

Allwyn to acquire majority stake in IWG

SBC News Allwyn to acquire majority stake in IWG

Swiss-based lottery operator Allwyn has become a majority investor in Instant Win Gaming Limited (IWG). Upon closing, the investment will give Allwyn a 70% stake in IWG’s operations. Stakeholders were informed that Allwyn will use existing capital to finance the investment. Stepan Dlouhy, Allwyn Chief Investment Officer, said: “Allwyn’s agreement with IWG will enable us to create and leverage high-quality …

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Allwyn promotes Lotto everyday winners in advertising refresh of National Lottery

SBC News Allwyn promotes Lotto everyday winners in advertising refresh of National Lottery

The National Lottery has launched its new advertising campaign, refreshing the Lotto jackpot to UK audiences under the stewardship of new operator Allwyn UK. The debut campaign of Allwyn UK promotes ‘everyday winners’ of the £1m Lotto jackpot, asking participants the question ‘Will you be next?’. London creative agency VCCP developed the campaign for Allwyn UK, who officially took charge …

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IGT to continue as core systems supplier of the National Lottery

IGT

IGT Plc will maintain its position as the principal technology systems supplier for the National Lottery. The contract extension was confirmed ahead of the National Lottery’s transition to a new operating steward on 1 February, which will see Allwyn UK assume control of the Fourth National Lottery License. Since its inception in 1994, IGT has served as the lottery systems …

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UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

SBC News UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stated its confidence that Allwyn UK will achieve its objective of raising more money for good causes as the new operating steward of the National Lottery. On 1 February, Allwyn will take charge of the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Licence, noted as a transformative event for UK gambling and the third sector, as …

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Allwyn appoints Lord Coe & Simon Burke as UK NEDs replacing Sir Keith Mills

SBC News Allwyn appoints Lord Coe & Simon Burke as UK NEDs replacing Sir Keith Mills

Allwyn UK has announced that Sir Keith Mills has chosen to end his tenure as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. The departure of Mills was announced by Allwyn, in its latest update revealing boardroom changes ahead of the firm’s takeover of the National Lottery contract on 1 February 2024. A key figure in Allwyn’s winning bid of the Fourth National Lottery …

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Mark Hughes named Allwyn CSO ahead of National Lottery takeover

SBC News Mark Hughes named Allwyn CSO ahead of National Lottery takeover

Allwyn has named Mark Hughes as its new Chief Security Officer to lead all areas of security for The National Lottery.  Sitting on Allwyn’s Executive Leadership Team, Hughes will assume his role at the multinational operator on 15 January, ahead ofAllwyn will taking over the operation of The National Lottery on 1 February. Andria Vidler, Allwyn’s UK CEO, commented: “Preserving …

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Desmond to launch legal challenge of National Lottery contract

SBC News Desmond to launch legal challenge of National Lottery contract

British media tycoon Richard Desmond will launch a legal challenge against the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) seeking multi-million-pound damages over how the regulator handled the tender of the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition. Desmond, the Founder and Chairman of the UK media group Northern & Shell, alleges that the Gambling Commission made “numerous manifest errors” during the bidding process. As …

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Jan Matuska: Allwyn confident in UK lottery transformation ambitions

Jan Matuska, Allwyn

Allwyn is on a mission to transform the UK’s National Lottery, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Jan Matuska, explained to SBC in Barcelona last month. Prior to joining a panel discussion on the lottery sector at the SBC Summit Barcelona, Matuska sat down with SBC to provide an inside view into the company’s British ambitions. “The UK is a jewel …

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Lottery giants rethink the POS experience

SBC News Lottery giants rethink the POS experience

Recognised as the most stable and ever-present business segment in global gambling, 2023 has seen the lottery sector undergo a tectonic shift in its competitive makeup. A playfield reserved for giants has evolved. Across European markets, lottery operators have emerged from a period of profound reflection, prompted by changing consumer demands after two years of pandemic-induced adjustments. Consequently, new perspectives …

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Andria Vidler assumes leadership of Allwyn UK

Adriana Vidler, Allwyn UK

Andria Vidler has begun her tenure as CEO of Allwyn UK, as the British-facing division of the cross-European lottery operator prepares to take on National Lottery licensing duties. Allwyn is set to become National Lottery operator on 1 February 2024, having unseated and later acquired Camelot UK, which had been the sole operator of the lottery since the product’s inception …

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