Tag Archives: Camelot

ASA cautions Camelot over location of advertisement

Camelot has been wrapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the UK lottery operator placed a scratchcard outside the entrance of a school. The ad in question featured an image of a rainbow scratch card with the text “Scratch and See … Top prize £50,000 Lucky Fortune … 7 CHANCES TO WIN! £2”. Issuing its response, Camelot outlined that …

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High Court stands by DCMS orders on EuroMillions third-party betting


Operators of digital lottery syndicates have been handed a severe blow by the High Court of England & Wales, which has rejected the combined appeal of Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK to allow bets on ‘EuroMillions’ draws in other countries.   In February of this year, Lottoland and Multi Lotto sanctioned a high court appeal against the UK Department for …

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UKGC seeks ‘fresh ideas’ for National Lottery 2023 concession

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) seeks fresh ideas, new innovations and modern customer experiences, to revamp the National Lottery. Last week, the UKGC confirmed that it was seeking bidders for its National Lottery 2023 concession, challenging current incumbent Camelot Group Plc, who have operated the lottery since its inception in 1994. To date, Camelot details that it has raised £38 …

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Record digital returns and ticket sales increase for National Lottery

Camelot UK has announced a £175.9m increase on National Lottery ticket sales to £3,456.3m for the first six months of its 2018/19 financial year (1 April to 29 September 2018). Camelot’s success in building on last year’s sales progress comes as the group seeks to benefit from its wide-ranging strategic review which it conducted in 2017. Over the same period, sales …

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UKGC issues Camelot a £1.15 million penalty package

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has accepted a £1.15 million penalty package for various shortcomings, including with the firm’s mobile app and the publishing of an incomplete list of raffle prizes following a Lotto draw. The Gambling Commission has ruled that as part of the company’s sanctioning, the sum of  £1.15 million will be distributed to National Lottery good causes. The …

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Record-breaking summer sees FDJ up French football profile

French state-owned gambling operator Française des Jeux (FDJ) is set to up its profile within French football, following the national team’s triumph at World Cup Russia 2018. This week, FDJ marketing announced that it had secured four new Ligue 1 partnerships with Olympique Lyonnais, Olympique de Marseille, FC Nantes and AS Monaco beginning season 2018/19 (Ligue 1 start date – 10 August 2018). FDJ’s …

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UK Government rejects ‘distribution updates’ on National Lottery sales

The UK Government has outlined that it has rejected proposals to give weekly updates on ticket sales to firms that share out proceeds to good causes. The rejection comes after a consultation period, following proposals to reform how money is distributed charity from society lotteries. Regarding the consultation period, the government previously detailed that: “Society lotteries play a vital part …

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Camelot moves to secure board strengthening

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Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has announced a duo of executive appointments, strengthening its board “in accordance with the Board Governance Review process that the company is currently undertaking”. Incoming is Sir Hugh Robertson as the new Camelot Chairman with immediate effect, the current Chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA), with a number of senior roles previously held, including serving …

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Marc Etches – UK lotteries need to up their GambleAware contributions

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Speaking to the Lotteries Council on Thursday 19 April, Marc Etches, the Chief Executive of industry charity GambleAware, has called for UK lottery stakeholders and Camelot operator of the National Lottery to increase their donations for problem gambling prevention, research and treatment. Etches comments come a few weeks following the UK’s Public Accounts Committee’s publishing of its report into the ‘Future …

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Camelot returns National Lottery Results to Primetime with ITV

The weekly broadcasting of the National Lottery results is set to return to a UK terrestrial primetime slot, as operator Camelot drops BBC services for ITV channels. In a move to make the National Lottery draw ‘more relevant and visible’, Camelot has ended its twenty-year partnership with the BBC as its lead broadcaster. The switch to ITV will see the …

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