Tag Archives: Nigel Railton

Camelot attributes Tokyo Games for ‘highest-ever’ first-half lottery sales

Camelot has revealed that its H1 National Lottery ticket sales for the 2021/22 financial year were its ‘highest-ever’, attributing its success to the brand’s connection to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Publishing an update this morning, the National Lottery operator announced ticket sales of £3,961.4 million for the first six months of the year – covering 1 April …

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Camelot hails digital prowess as National Lottery sales exceed £8bn 

Camelot UK has declared that National lottery sales have exceeded £8bn for the first time during 2020/21, resulting in the best-ever returns to good causes from sales revenue alone. During the financial year 2020/21(April-to-March 2021), the National Lottery recorded total sales of £8.37bn, registering a £468m improvement on the previous year results.  Record sales were achieved against the backdrop of …

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National Lottery strengthens commitment to community rugby league

The National Lottery has strengthened its commitment to community rugby league after announcing a partnership with the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), aimed at delivering positive social impact. As an official partner of both the RLWC2021 and its CreatedBy Capital Grants Programme, the National Lottery will contribute a substantial amount of investment to both the tournament and the …

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National Lottery takes lead sponsorship of Rugby Football League

The National Lottery has agreed to become an official partner of the Rugby Football League and the Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League. The partnership is part of the lottery’s commitment to helping sports, and specifically women’s sport, through the effects of the pandemic. Under the agreement, the National Lottery will be acknowledged through a range of branding across the sport’s premier men’s and women’s …

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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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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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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 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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Digital growth helps Camelot achieve record half-year

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has celebrated its 25th year in operations by recording a 13.5% growth in the total number of National Lottery tickets sold over the first half of its 2019/20 financial year.  Publishing figures for the period 1 April to 28 September 2019, the lottery operator generated £876.8m (excluding investment returns) for Good Causes, £83.6m more than …

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