Tag Archives: National Lottery

Camelot to launch annuity game ‘Set For Life’ inbound for March 2019

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced the upcoming launch of its brand new game – ‘Set For Life’ which will feature a top prize of £10,000 a month for a period of 30-years. The annuity prized game forms part Camelot’s new look portfolio, which has been developed to celebrate 25-years of the National Lottery this 2019. Tickets for ‘Set …

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National Lottery ads cleared by Advertising Standards Authority

Three advertisements for the National Lottery have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), as a number of complainants challenged whether they suggested that participation could be a solution to financial concerns. The trio, seen on television in September of this year, depicted the same advert in three different variants, those of 120 second, 60 second and …

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UKGC seeks to broaden stakeholders in reducing under-age gambling

Publishing its annual ‘Young People & Gambling’ report, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has re-emphasised that stronger partnerships and diligence are needed by multiple stakeholders to protect under-age consumers from engaging with gambling products. Researching the gambling behaviour of young people within Great Britain for 2018, the UKGC reveals that 14% of 11-16-year-olds had participated in gambling activity in the …

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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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National Lottery seeks ‘local appeal’ for 25th anniversary

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, the UK National Lottery plans to launch a nation-wide campaign highlighting the funds it has raised for vital community initiatives and good causes at a ‘local level’. Camelot, operator of the National Lottery has tasked its new creative marketing agency Adam&Eve London with delivering the campaign’s leading message and concept, which will showcase the …

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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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UK government to consider society lottery reform

Society Lotteries could be set for major reform, as the UK government embarks upon a consultation period relating to the amount of money that can be raised for good causes. Running for a period of ten weeks, and open to members of the public, a series of rises are to be considered, with the previous sales limit increase occurring in …

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RGSB – Tough actions & cooperation will drastically reduce UK children gambling

Gambling harm research and education body The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) has published its UKGC commissioned study – ‘Gambling, children and young people: A case for action’. The study seeks to inform the UKGC and further government stakeholders on the UK’s ‘young persons’ (under the age 18) gambling trends, exposure and personal safety. Furthermore, the RGSB recommends its appropriate …

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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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Sportdec CEO Bruce Bale – Addressing non-betting football fans

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Innovation forms a crucial aspect of many industries, particularly amongst the plethora of spheres within gambling and gaming globally. With the cost of acquiring new customers and the rate of churn increasing, one particular challenge is how to engage and monetise new customers. Bruce Bale, CEO of Sportdec, briefly discusses this challenge and the motivation for innovation: “[It] is about …

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