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DCMS opens consultation on National Lottery’s retail sales mechanism

The DCMS has launched a consultation on whether the government should implement a new retail sale mechanism for National Lottery products. The consultation has been launched in light of the government increasing the purchase age of National Lottery products from 16-to-18 – a change that was implemented by UK retailers last April, six months ahead of legislation coming into force …

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National Lottery contest set to narrow as Sugal & Damani reportedly withdraws

Sugal & Damani, the Indian lottery operator which has been participating in the fourth UK National Lottery licence competition, will reportedly withdraw from the bidding contest, according to The Telegraph. If the firm does withdraw its bid, four participants will remain in the competition – incumbent operator Camelot, former adult magazine publisher Richard Desmond, Italy’s Sisal and Allwyn, the UK …

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National Lottery aims for record coverage of Team GB’s Tokyo campaign

National Lottery operator Camelot Group has launched the ‘lottery’s largest-ever brand campaign’– a summer-long, fully integrated multi-channel push to remind players that they’re supporting Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes in Tokyo every time they play a National Lottery game. Adverts for the campaign will run across TV, Radio, Digital and high-impact OOH, as well as on all owned National Lottery channels and in 44,000 National …

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David Craven joins Allwyn to digitise National Lottery approach

David Craven is set to take the reins at Allwyn, the UK brand of European lottery provider Sazka Group, ahead of the National Lottery bidding contest.  Craven’s experience at digitising gambling-related businesses was a key factor behind his success as a candidate, having previously served as Managing Director of The Tote and CEO of World Gaming, as well as being …

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Camelot hails digital prowess as National Lottery sales exceed £8bn 

Camelot UK has declared that National lottery sales have exceeded £8bn for the first time during 2020/21, resulting in the best-ever returns to good causes from sales revenue alone. During the financial year 2020/21(April-to-March 2021), the National Lottery recorded total sales of £8.37bn, registering a £468m improvement on the previous year results.  Record sales were achieved against the backdrop of …

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PGR asserts betting industry profits ‘will exceed financial costs’ of reforms

Peers for Gambling Reform (PGR) has published the findings of its latest report, arguing that an overhaul of UK gambling laws would likely have positive societal outcomes on employment, tax revenue and employee earnings. NERA was commissioned to undertake an ‘economic assessment’ of recommended industry reforms that have been suggested as part of the government’s generational review of the 2005 …

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National Lottery strengthens commitment to community rugby league

The National Lottery has strengthened its commitment to community rugby league after announcing a partnership with the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), aimed at delivering positive social impact. As an official partner of both the RLWC2021 and its CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme, the National Lottery will contribute a substantial amount of investment to both the tournament and the …

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National Lottery takes full coverage of ITV Saturday night primetime

The National Lottery has regained its terrestrial Saturday night primetime coverage, securing sponsorship of three back-to-back ITV shows. Beginning 19 December, the National Lottery will serve as headline sponsor of ITV1’s Saturday night roster of ‘The Masked Singer’, ‘The Voice UK’ and ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’. The deal represents the first time ITV has allowed a single advertiser …

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Camelot fast tracks National Lottery +18 requirements

Camelot UK has stated that it aims to enforce +18 wagering across the National Lottery’s retail network and online platforms by April of next year. The National Lottery operator issued a response to yesterday’s formal announcement made by the DCMS regarding its wholesale review of UK gambling laws, in which it ensured the minimum age for purchasing National Lottery products …

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DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has confirmed that the review of the 2005 Gambling Act will be launched today. The review is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the Blair government. Taking control of the review, DCMS has prioritised consumer safeguards, advertising standards, online protections and the …

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