Tag Archives: Camelot UK

Digital transition helps Camelot bounceback from covid retail disruptions

Camelot UK has underscored its ‘digital resilience’ after the National Lottery operator recorded its second-highest interim performance, generating ticket sales of £3.85 billion. Publishing its six-month results for the financial year of 2020/2021 (period ending 30 September), Camelot revealed that it had overcome an ‘18% hit in sales’ at the start of the pandemic in April. During the trading period, …

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UKGC maintains National Lottery tender timetable

Amid fast-changing COVID-19 developments, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has detailed that it will maintain its fourth National Lottery competition timeline. International and domestic suitors had detailed concerns that the National Lottery tender would be delayed or postponed by the Commission in view of UK  COVID-19 disruptions. Issuing a statement to SBC, the Gambling Commission said: “We are carefully monitoring …

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Camelot receives GamCare Safer Gambling Standard

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has received recognition for its implementation of responsible gambling initiatives after becoming one of the first online gaming operators to achieve Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard for its online and retail operations. The Safer Gambling Standard is GamCare’s social responsibility quality standard for licensed gaming operators, which looks to increase overall standards …

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Digital growth helps Camelot achieve record half-year

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has celebrated its 25th year in operations by recording a 13.5% growth in the total number of National Lottery tickets sold over the first half of its 2019/20 financial year.  Publishing figures for the period 1 April to 28 September 2019, the lottery operator generated £876.8m (excluding investment returns) for Good Causes, £83.6m more than …

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Camelot plans ‘Big November’ for National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

Camelot UK has informed its retail partners of its ‘November bonanza’ celebrating the National Lottery’s ‘25th Birthday’. The UK National Lottery operator confirms that the Friday 8 November EuroMillions draw, will be boosted with a ’25 UK millionaires’ special event, with POS tickets available in stores. Celebrating the National Lottery’s first-ever draw on 19 November 1994, Camelot confirms that it …

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UKGC seeks Programme Director for National Lottery licence competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is seeking to recruit a Programme Director to work with its executive governance team on the upcoming National Lottery 4th licence competition. The commission informs that the Programme Director will be tasked with ‘laying the foundations’ for its National Lottery 2023 tender process. Since 1994 Camelot UK has held the exclusive rights to operate the …

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UKGC appoints James Mackay as ‘National Lottery 2023’ competition director

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today confirmed the appointment of James Mackay as new Executive Director, charged with leading the next competition process for the licence of the UK National Lottery. A regulatory compliance and policy expert, Mackay joins UKGC leadership from UK rail networks’ supervisory body the Rail Delivery Group, where he most recently served as Head of …

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Camelot appoints Wayne Pickup as incoming Global Division CEO

UK National Lottery operator Camelot continues its executive leadership restructure, confirming the appointment of Wayne Pickup as designate Chief Executive Officer for its ‘Camelot Global’ B2B division. Pickup the current CEO of Lotto New Zealand is expected to takeover Camelot Global leadership in H1 2018. Pickup replaces former incumbent Nigel Railton, who this week was promoted to UK CEO by …

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Camelot appoints Nigel Railton as UK CEO, tasked with ‘returning the National Lottery to growth’

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has today published its 2017/18 strategic review detailing major changes and initiatives for its operations and enterprise. Having undertaken a strategic review seeking to ‘return the National Lottery to Growth’, Camelot governance has confirmed the appointment of Nigel Railton as UK CEO. The appointment sees Railton the former Camelot International CEO, replace Andy Duncan (resigned …

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Racing Post welcomes new Tech leaders in Kryvossidis & Savoy

UK betting media group, The Racing Post has confirmed the appointment of Nikos Kryvossidis as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Kryvossidis takes over from Paul Carse who departed the business earlier this year. Kryvossidis joins Racing Post leadership team, from UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group, where he previously served as CTO of Camelot UK Digital properties (2015-2017). Kryvossidis has …

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