Tag Archives: Camelot

Sir Hugh Robertson to drive ‘health and future growth’ of Genius Sports

Genius Sports has appointed Sir Hugh Robertson, Former UK Minister for Sport and the London Olympics, as an Advisor for the company with immediate effect.  The sports data and technology company highlighted Robertson as having a ‘wealth of experience’ which he will bring to the company’s newly formed Business Advisory Council to help identify strategic development opportunities.  Mark Locke, CEO …

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UKGC seeks guarantee on National Lottery transfer duties irrespective of Camelot challenge

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has raised concerns that Camelot Group‘s legal challenge of the Fourth National Lottery Competition may delay the handover of the National Lottery’s operating contract to Allwyn UK. The concern was raised by UKGC executive John Tanner in his submission to the High Court of England and Wales, as Camelot seeks to overturn the appointment of …

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Andrew Rhodes takes full leadership of Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that Interim Chief Executive Andrew Rhodes has been appointed to the leadership role on a permanent basis.  Rhodes was appointed Interim CEO last June, following the abrupt resignation of Neil McArthur last Spring due to the Commission’s regulatory failings that were brought to life by the administration of Football Index. The former Chief …

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UKGC defends National Lottery competition against Camelot’s High Court probe

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stood by its management of the Fourth National Lottery Competition, that appointed Allwyn Entertainment as its Preferred Applicant to operate the National Lottery beginning 2024. On Friday, the Commission was notified by National Lottery incumbent operator Camelot UK, that its handling of key phases of the competition would be appealed in the High Court. …

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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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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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Camelot favoured to keep National Lottery contract

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is reported to favour Camelot Group maintaining its position as steward of the National Lottery. The Daily Telegraph, this morning reported that the Commission would notify to PM Boris Johnson that “the current operator as the best incumbent to manage government’s lucrative contract”. Camelot has served as the operating company of the National Lottery since …

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