Tag Archives: National Lottery

SAZKA appoints Justin King as National Lottery bid advisor

Justin King (CBE) has become the latest British business figurehead to join SAZKA Group’s bid to ‘refresh and revitalise’ the National Lottery.  The former Group CEO of Sainsbury’s Plc (2004-2015) will sit on the SAZKA ‘advisory board’ to provide counsel to Sir Keith Mills’ ‘bid team’, which is competing to win the government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition. King will play …

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National Lottery takes full coverage of ITV Saturday night primetime

The National Lottery has regained its terrestrial Saturday night primetime coverage, securing sponsorship of three back-to-back ITV shows. Beginning 19 December, the National Lottery will serve as headline sponsor of ITV1’s Saturday night roster of ‘The Masked Singer’, ‘The Voice UK’ and ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’. The deal represents the first time ITV has allowed a single advertiser …

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Camelot fast tracks National Lottery +18 requirements

Camelot UK has stated that it aims to enforce +18 wagering across the National Lottery’s retail network and online platforms by April of next year. The National Lottery operator issued a response to yesterday’s formal announcement made by the DCMS regarding its wholesale review of UK gambling laws, in which it ensured the minimum age for purchasing National Lottery products …

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The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

As the gambling industry wakes up to the announcement that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be launching its review into the 2005 Gambling Act, the news has been largely welcomed by various different stakeholders from across the sector. The review, which is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the …

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DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

DCMS launches review of Gambling Act to find its new generational purpose

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has confirmed that the review of the 2005 Gambling Act will be launched today. The review is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the Blair government. Taking control of the review, DCMS has prioritised consumer safeguards, advertising standards, online protections and the …

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National Lottery Community Fund awards £20m in climate change grants

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £19.5m in grants to local projects and community organisations fighting climate change and reducing environmental damage across the UK. Distributed over the past four months, National Lottery funding has been allocated to community projects focused on environmental sustainability in key areas such as energy reduction, food production, biofriendly transport, waste management and recycling, as …

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Nigel Railton comes under political fire over u-18 lottery ban

Camelot CEO Nigel Railton has been criticised for stating that it could take up to a year for the UK National Lottery operator to impose a nationwide under-18s ban on playing National Lottery products.   Speaking as part of a recent All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) session, Railton disclosed that there are a series of ‘logistical challenges’ to enforcing such a measure, …

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Digital transition helps Camelot bounceback from covid retail disruptions

Camelot UK has underscored its ‘digital resilience’ after the National Lottery operator recorded its second-highest interim performance, generating ticket sales of £3.85 billion. Publishing its six-month results for the financial year of 2020/2021 (period ending 30 September), Camelot revealed that it had overcome an ‘18% hit in sales’ at the start of the pandemic in April. During the trading period, …

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SAZKA appoints Sir Keith Mills as National Lottery steward

SAZKA Group has appointed Sir Keith Mills as ‘Bid Chair’ to lead its ‘UK Team’ competing to win the fourth National Lottery operating tender. A figurehead in British business and sports, Mills is the former President of the ‘London 2012 campaign committee’ who led a successful 10-year project to win the Olympic and Paralympic Games – the biggest ever sports …

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Heritage Fund provides £50m in direct relief to UK heritage projects  

The National Lottery has revealed that its ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’ has provided £50 million in direct support to 950 organisations across the UK to help cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage Fund, the independent body charged with distributing National Lottery funds to UK heritage and cultural projects, has provided a breakdown of its £50 million ‘Emergency …

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