Tag Archives: National Lottery

UKGC fines Camelot £300,000 for results mishap

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined UK National Lottery operator £300,000 for publishing inaccurate ‘Lotto Millionaire Raffle’ results on its website property. Following an investigation into the results publishing, UKGC officials stated that Camelot had placed ‘public confidence at risk’. Issuing further details, The Commission’s investigations into this error found that Camelot had breached the terms of …

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Gambling Commission reveals £12.6 billion gross gambling yield

The Gambling Commission has revealed that the total gross gambling yield (GGY) for the Great Britain gambling industry was £12.6 billion between October 2014 and September 2015, an increase of £1.4 billion on the figure recorded for the previous 11-month period (April 2014 – March 2015). This was a key part of the figures released by the Commission to provide a more …

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Camelot revenues hit all time high thanks to digital uptake

UK national lottery operator Camelot, has detailed that its continued focus on optimising its digital channels has paid dividends as corporate revenues hit an all-time high of £7.6 billion. The group revenue increase comes despite a slight ticket sales decrease in its draw-based games which recorded revenues of £4.6 billion for the 2014/15 financial period. Camelot governance stated that it …

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End of Year Report – How Britons gambled in 2015

The Gambling Commission has published its latest report which sheds some light on gambling behaviour in Britain in the past year. Vitally, and for the very first time, this research includes extensive information about how people gamble in terms of which devices they use, where they gamble and how many accounts they use for it. Paul Hope, Gambling Commission Programme Director, …

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BetConstruct announces partnership with National Lottery Bulgaria

BetConstruct, an award winning developer and provider of online and land-based gaming solutions, has announced a partnership agreement with the National Lottery Bulgaria. As part of this agreement, BetConstruct will provide its Sportsbook product to www.7777.bg, which will launch in Q1 2016. National Lottery Bulgaria is a market leader with over 90% market share in scratch tickets and fast growing number …

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Hunt for mystery Lottery winner goes on

Lotto operator Camelot has confirmed that the holder of one of the winning tickets has still not come forward to claim their £33 million prize. The rollover Lotto prize was split between the two tickets who matches all six winning numbers – 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58. A spokesman has confirmed: “Someone out there still doesn’t realise they have …

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UK players complain of new lottery draw as Jackpot rolls to £60 million

The unclaimed National Lottery jackpot will roll over to an estimated +£58 million this Saturday, following the result of 13 successive rollovers. Saturday’s National Lottery draw will be the biggest in UK history surpassing the previous record of £42 million. Following Wednesday’s unclaimed draw, Lottery operator Camelot stated that a winner will be picked from the next tier if six …

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Camelot UK announces record lottery payouts for H1 2015

Publishing its 2015 half year financial results (period ending 26 September), UK National Lottery operator Camelot UK Ltd, announced record prize payouts of £2 billion in prize money. The operator succeeded in growing total ticket sales to £3.6 billion, an increase of £145 million on the corresponding period last year. Total sales in the first six months of 2015, were …

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