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Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit

In a move to curb gambling among teenagers, Government ministers are expected to raise the minimum age for the National Lottery to 18. The change, which will likely happen in 2023, could be implemented when the lottery licence comes up for renewal. As a result, it will prevent 16 and 17-year-olds from playing games online, purchasing scratch cards and buying …

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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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Retail remains largest sales channel for Camelot as sales jump 3.7%

Despite reporting significant growth in its digital operations, retail continues to be the largest sales channel for the UK National Lottery, with 75 per cent of sales coming via the in-store terminals. With over £5,373.3m of sales generated by the retail kiosks, retail has been a driving force for the continued success of Camelot – the UK National Lottery operator …

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Brand focused Camelot appoints Keith Moor as new marketing lead

UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has confirmed the inbound appointment of Keith Moor as new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Moor is the current CMO of Santander UK and is expected to join Camelot’s executive leadership team from September 2019. The executive will be tasked with leading marketing strategy and media planning for the National Lottery, including the responsibility of …

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Camelot pushes ‘Set For Life’ with new nationwide campaign

Supporting the launch of its new ‘Set For Life’ draw based game, UK National Lottery operator Camelot has published its new multi-format advertising campaign ‘Make Every Month Amazing’. Entering 2019, Camelot’s executive team announced the launch of its new ‘annuity-prize’ game Set-for-Life (inbound for 15 March), which sees the National Lottery pay winners ‘£10,000 a month for a period of …

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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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Record digital returns and ticket sales increase for National Lottery

Camelot UK has announced a £175.9m increase on National Lottery ticket sales to £3,456.3m for the first six months of its 2018/19 financial year (1 April to 29 September 2018). Camelot’s success in building on last year’s sales progress comes as the group seeks to benefit from its wide-ranging strategic review which it conducted in 2017. Over the same period, sales …

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Camelot drives changes across its range of games

Camelot UK Lotteries have announced Lotto and EuroMillions alterations, in addition to preliminary details of a brand new game set to launch, following a recent company wide strategic review. Identifying improvements to the National Lottery range of games as “one of four key areas where action was needed,” it’s striving to “get back into long-term, sustainable growth” and maximise contributions …

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