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UKGC: National Lottery good causes funds fall 11% in latest quarter

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the National Lottery’s Good Causes funding in Q4 fell in comparison to the previous quarter and last year.  Publishing an update on its website, the Commission showed that the total raised for good causes in Q4 (January-March 2022), was £491.3 million. This represented a decline of 3.4% from the previous quarter and …

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Andrew Rhodes’ role at UKGC reportedly set to become permanent

Interim UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Andrew Rhodes is reportedly set to take on a more permanent role at the regulatory body, according to The Guardian. The newspaper reported that the government has made the decision due to Rhodes’ commitment to cracking down on ‘recidivist behaviour’ by betting and gaming operators, ahead of the publishing of the 2005 Gambling Act …

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Sazka Entertainment renamed Allwyn in global rebranding

In a global rebranding, Czech gambling group Sazka Entertainment will now conduct business under the corporate identity of Allwyn, the company name it has been using for its UK operations. As the largest lottery operator in Europe, the group operates its flagship Sazka holding in its domestic Czech market in addition to Lotteries Austria, OPAP in Greece and Cyprus and …

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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 receives cross-party MP criticism for app-based game shift

A group of MPs, from both the Conservative Party and the Labour Party, have criticised National Lottery operator Camelot for shifting towards app-based games rather than traditional paper-slip draws. According to The Guardian, the parliamentarians have argued that app-based games such as instant win titles pose a higher risk of problem gambling to customers, whilst simultaneously reducing the amount of …

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Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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DCMS summons inquiry of National Lottery competition process  

DCMS has launched an inquiry to evaluate and examine its handling of the ‘competition process’ of the National Lottery’s operating tender.  Despite facing several COVID-19 related headwinds, the ‘Fourth National Lottery Competition’ was officially launched on 28 August 2020 – overseen by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and its Advisory Panel. The ongoing multi-billion competition seeks to award the next …

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