Tag Archives: Camelot

Camelot enters next phase of retail training initiative

Following a two-year research and development period, National Lottery operator Camelot has entered the next phase of its ‘Being A Responsible Retailer: Supporting Healthy Play’ retailer training. This next phase will offer Camelot retail partners access to face-to-face refresher training together with a new ‘Supporting Healthy Play’ leaflet outlining some key aspects of the training. Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, …

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Louise Hanlon joins Camelot as new corporate responsibility lead

Operator of the UK National Lottery Camelot has strengthened its corporate responsibility and sustainability division after confirming that Louise Hanlon has been appointed as its Deputy Head of Corporate Responsibility. The appointment comes as Camelot looks to further implement its social responsibility strategy throughout 2020. Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Alison Gardner, celebrated the new appointment: “We are delighted to …

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Boris stabilises DCMS by maintaining Nicky Morgan as leader

Reshuffling his senior cabinet, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has surprised political observers by maintaining Nicky Morgan as the Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS), despite Morgan having officially stood down as an MP. The merry-go-round of DCMS leadership appointments seemed certain to continue, as Morgan confirmed that she would not contest her Loughborough seat at …

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High stakes and drama anticipated for National Lottery 2020 tender

2020 will see a battle of titanic egos and high stakes take place, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launches its tender to operate the fourth National Lottery contract from 2023. Monitoring early developments, UK media has branded the National Lottery tender as one of 2020’s most intriguing business narratives, as incumbent Camelot defends its position against hostile competitors seeking …

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National Lottery launches new campaign celebrating 25-years of UK support

The National Lottery has launched its new UK-wide advertising campaign ‘The Magic Number’, celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Developed by London advertising agency Adam&eveDDB on behalf of Camelot UK, the campaign celebrates 25-years of the National Lottery supporting UK charities, social directives, sports development programmes, the arts, culture and heritage conservation. Having drawn its first lottery on 19 November 1994, the National …

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Camelot ends sale of £10 scratchcards

National Lottery operator Camelot Group confirmed to UK media this weekend that it has sanctioned terminating all sales of £10 scratchcards, citing ‘player protection considerations’. Camelot has informed its UK retail partners to withdraw all £10 scratchcards from their displays, with the lottery operator allowing a 180-day window for players to claim prizes. Citing guidance issued by the UK Gambling Commission …

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Camelot promotes CFO Clare Swindell to its Board

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has confirmed the appointment of Group CFO Clare Swindell as a corporate governance director, joining Chief Executive Nigel Railton as the second company executive to sit on the Camelot Board. Swindell has served as Camelot’s group financial lead since May 2017, having joined the lottery operator from Tesco owned retail data solutions provider dunnhumby. Confirming …

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Camelot revamps National Lottery ‘retailer hub’

National Lottery operator Camelot has revamped its ‘retailer hub’ (www.tnlretailerhub.co.uk) adding new functionalities and tools to improve communication with its merchants. The relaunched hub has been optimised for all mobile verticals, allowing Camelot point-of-sale merchants to be better informed with news alerts, game/draw information, terms and conditions, promotions and updates on further upcoming National Lottery inventory. The hub will feature a …

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Government to review National Lottery Games ‘age-of-play’ rules

Mims Davies Secretary for Sports and Civil Society has confirmed that the UK government will launch a consultation reviewing proposals to increase the minimum age-of-play on National Lottery scratchcards and instant win games. The government opens its consultation, seeking advice on whether to raise the age-of-play from16-to-18 on some or all National Lottery syndicated games and products. The Consultation is …

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Retail remains largest sales channel for Camelot as sales jump 3.7%

Despite reporting significant growth in its digital operations, retail continues to be the largest sales channel for the UK National Lottery, with 75 per cent of sales coming via the in-store terminals. With over £5,373.3m of sales generated by the retail kiosks, retail has been a driving force for the continued success of Camelot – the UK National Lottery operator …

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