Tag Archives: National Lottery

Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits

Camelot Group, the operating company of the National Lottery, has faced media and political backlash following reports that 16 and 17-year-olds have spent £47 million on National Lottery games.  The Sunday Times accused Camelot of ‘exploiting a loophole’ in UK gambling laws, allowing children to wager on National Lottery instant-win products without any form of intervention.  Quoting ‘latest figures’, the …

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National Lottery launches £45m Community Fund network

The National Lottery has pledged to provide a further £45 million in funding for the UK’s ‘most vulnerable communities’ to help them recover from COVID-19 impacts. Through its ‘Community Fund’, the National Lottery has established a new network which will help it distribute central funds to five partners supporting organisations that work within communities that have been disproportionately impacted by …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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National Lottery reimagines ‘It Could be You’ for a new century

Camelot Group has launched the National Lottery’s new nationwide advertising campaign, repurposing its flagship main lottery draw tagline ‘It Could be You’. The campaign, which was developed by London creative agency Adam&Eve DDB, will see the National Lottery return to its original tagline launched in 1994. Debuting this June across terrestrial TV, radio and digital formats, the campaign will feature …

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UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data revealing that the British public has engaged less in gambling during national lockdown. The data for April was collected from the UK’s biggest operators combined with YouGov‘s ongoing ‘COVID-19 tracker’ measuring public trends and habits in lockdown. Citing general consumer trends, the UKGC underlined that lockdown ‘does not appear to have …

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National Lottery hits peak sales to help support critical causes

Camelot Group has reported that the National Lottery returned £1.85 billion to good causes, reflecting an increase of £198.4 million (+12%) on 2018/2019 financial results. The increase in returns to Good Causes is ‘even more significant at this critical time’, and will see ‘up to £600 million of National Lottery funding being directed towards UK charities and organisations to help …

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Camelot launches new ad campaign to thank National Lottery players

Camelot Group has launched a new TV advertising campaign, which looks to thank National Lottery players for supporting local and national projects during the coronavirus crisis. Up to £600m has been raised so far in support of charities and organisations affected by the pandemic, with the National Lottery raising £30m each week on average. The TV advert will form part …

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Winning Post: Advertising kerfuffle paints a cynical picture

The betting and gaming industry has, undoubtedly, been tested when it comes to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus crisis both for its stakeholders and players. Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the new guidance for operators issued by the UK Gambling Commission, the ban on advertising from BGC members and the pending return of UK horse racing …

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National Lottery launches £600m direct impact fund for UK charities 

National Lottery operator Camelot Group has announced that it will further support UK charities operating through lockdown hardships by rolling out a ‘£600 million impact fund’.  Through its existing stakeholder network, the National Lottery will direct immediate funds to charities that have been impacted hardest by COVID-19 circumstances and further aims to support organisations supporting the most vulnerable UK communities …

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UKGC maintains National Lottery tender timetable

Amid fast-changing COVID-19 developments, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has detailed that it will maintain its fourth National Lottery competition timeline. International and domestic suitors had detailed concerns that the National Lottery tender would be delayed or postponed by the Commission in view of UK  COVID-19 disruptions. Issuing a statement to SBC, the Gambling Commission said: “We are carefully monitoring …

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