Tag Archives: Allwyn

Camelot claims National Lottery loss will render business obsolete

Camelot’s case in the High Court continued this week, with the National Lottery operator maintaining its protests about the future direction of the contract.  A representative for the company reportedly informed the High Court that it would ‘cease to exist’ should the next ten-year licence for the National Lottery be awarded to Czech firm Allwyn.  Following a lengthy licence tender, …

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UKGC: National Lottery good causes funds fall 11% in latest quarter

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the National Lottery’s Good Causes funding in Q4 fell in comparison to the previous quarter and last year.  Publishing an update on its website, the Commission showed that the total raised for good causes in Q4 (January-March 2022), was £491.3 million. This represented a decline of 3.4% from the previous quarter and …

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OPAP offloads Betano stake to Allwyn investment vehicle

OPAP SA has notified investors that it has divested its ‘minority interest’ in Betano, the Pan-European sportsbook subsidiary of Kaizen Gaming.  Issuing a market filing, the Athens-listed gambling group disclosed that it had sold its 36.75% stake in Betano to Rubidium Holding – a fully owned ‘indirect’ investment vehicle of Allwyn Entertainment. Deal terms will see OPAP receive an upfront …

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Camelot to launch High Court appeal against UKGC’s National Lottery verdict

Camelot UK has confirmed that it will proceed to launch a High Court appeal against the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) decision to appoint bid competitor Allwyn UK as the preferred applicant for the fourth National Lottery licence. The High Court appeal was confirmed by Chief Executive Nigel Railton who seeks answers as to why Camelot’s bid was rejected as it …

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Camelot to challenge loss of National Lottery contract

Camelot UK is set to launch a High Court legal challenge to the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) decision to name Allwyn as the ‘preferred applicant’ for the fourth National Lottery licence. As reported this weekend by The Daily Telegraph, the ever-present officeholder will announce its intentions to take the Commission to court later this week, claiming it ‘broke the law’ when awarding the Czech-based operator the licence. …

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Camelot fined £3.15m for mobile app errors

National Lottery operator Camelot has been fined by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for three errors occurring on its mobile app which affected thousands of players. The first failure which led to the £3.15 million penalty was an instance in which up to 20,000 NationaL Lottery app users were informed that their winning draw-based ticket was actually a non-winner when …

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Allwyn’s Russian connections and Watford employment raised in PMQs

Dean Russell, MP for Watford, has expressed concerns regarding the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) decision to hand the next ten-year National Lottery licence to Allwyn. Sharing his opinions at Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament yesterday, the Conservative MP focused on Allwyn’s alleged ties to Russia, at a time when international relations remain tense due to the invasion of Ukraine.  In particular, he …

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Allwyn outlines initial National Lottery strategy following licence victory

Upon securing the next 10 year licence to the National Lottery, Allwyn Entertainment has provided an update on its operating strategy to its new holding, detailing a pan-European approach.  In particular, Allwyn plans to share best practice in lottery operations and focus on improvement of draw-based games, leveraging its experience as an operator of several lotteries throughout the continent.  Allwyn …

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UKGC names Allwyn as new National Lottery steward 

 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning named Allwyn Entertainment as its ‘preferred applicant’ to operate the fourth National Lottery licence beginning 2024.  Launched in August 2020, the Commission’s 18-month tender declares a transformative outcome that will see Allwyn replace Camelot UK as the steward of the National Lottery – a position it has held since 1994.   Led by …

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Gaming Industry For Ukraine secures £190k in donations

The gambling industry’s fundraiser to support the Ukrainian public, Gaming Industry for Ukraine, has made strides towards achieving its £250,000 target. Issuing an update this morning, the initiative – which provides financial backing to the Choose Love charity’s Ukraine Crisis Fundraiser – detailed that it has secured £190,000 in donations from betting operators in the past week.  Companies to have …

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