Tag Archives: Charles Garland

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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Komarek eyes Sazka IPO as National Lottery judgement looms

KKCG Group owner Karel Komarek is interested in launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Sazka Group gambling asset, with London touted as a potential listing location, According to Bloomberg. KKCG, the holding group behind Sazka, is allegedly working with advisers on an IPO of the international lottery operator, which could take place in the second half of 2021 …

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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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SAZKA changes UK identity to Allwyn to bolster National Lottery bid

SAZKA Group has established ‘Allwyn’ as its new UK market corporate identity, as the Czech gambling conglomerate expands its efforts to win the fourth National Lottery licensing competition. This morning, SAZKA unveiled Allwyn as its new business subsidiary, merging all of its UK operations and assets under a single strategic unit. Allwyn has been added to SAZKA’s portfolio, which includes …

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Entertainment guru Charles Garland joins SAZKA National Lottery advisory

Sazka Group has added Charles Garland to its advisory board that will provide support to Sir Keith Mills as part of the company’s bid for the Fourth National Lottery Licence. The former Global CEO of Syco Entertainment and COO of 19 Entertainment will work closely with Mills to develop plans that will help the National Lottery rediscover its sense of excitement and return the institution to the forefront …

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