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Allwyn outlines initial National Lottery strategy following licence victory

Upon securing the next 10 year licence to the National Lottery, Allwyn Entertainment has provided an update on its operating strategy to its new holding, detailing a pan-European approach.  In particular, Allwyn plans to share best practice in lottery operations and focus on improvement of draw-based games, leveraging its experience as an operator of several lotteries throughout the continent.  Allwyn …

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UKGC names Allwyn as new National Lottery steward 

 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning named Allwyn Entertainment as its ‘preferred applicant’ to operate the fourth National Lottery licence beginning 2024.  Launched in August 2020, the Commission’s 18-month tender declares a transformative outcome that will see Allwyn replace Camelot UK as the steward of the National Lottery – a position it has held since 1994.   Led by …

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Allwyn and KKCG Chairs pen joint letter opposing Ukraine invasion

The Chairs of Czech international lottery operator Allwyn and its parent company, investment firm KKCG, have joined wider industry and global condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Penning an open letter this morning, the two firms described Vladimir Putin’s military action against his western neighbour as a ‘senseless act of aggression’, whilst also decrying the ‘barbarism’ of the President’s …

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Camelot favoured to keep National Lottery contract

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is reported to favour Camelot Group maintaining its position as steward of the National Lottery. The Daily Telegraph, this morning reported that the Commission would notify to PM Boris Johnson that “the current operator as the best incumbent to manage government’s lucrative contract”. Camelot has served as the operating company of the National Lottery since …

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Allwyn sets course on $9.3bn NYSE listing captained by Cohn & Robbins SPAC

Allwyn confirms recent news speculation, disclosing this morning that it has agreed to merge with SPAC vehicle Cohn Robbins Holdings Corp (CRHC)– a transaction that will see the multinational lottery operator list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Issuing a joint statement this morning, Allwyn and CRHC dealmakers pursue an NYSE listing that will value the lottery group at $9.3 billion (€8.25bn) – representing …

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Sisal forms National Lottery advisory led by Karren Brady CBE

Sisal SPA has announced the formation of a UK Advisory Board that will be led by Baroness Karren Brady (CBE).  Competing in the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery competition, Sisal has formed a high-profile advisory to provide its bid team with expert oversight on the management of raising money for good causes via the National Lottery. A Conservative Party life-peer …

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Allwyn commits full support to Levelling Up agenda

Allwyn, the UK corporate entity of SAZKA Group has announced it has signed up to Justine Greening’s Levelling Up Goals campaign to help promote equal opportunities in the UK. The Levelling Up Goals alliance brings together a variety of UK universities and businesses together to help track progress made in terms of equal opportunities for jobs in the UK. The partnership helps …

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Sazka Entertainment appoints Lord Coe as first independent advisor

Sazka Entertainment has appointed four-time Olympic medalist Lord Sebastien Coe to its Board of Directors. Lord Coe is the current President of World Athletics and was instrumental in London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. He began his role as a non-executive director of the Pan-European lottery operator on Tuesday. Despite UK subsidiary Allwyn competing to win the UK government’s Fourth …

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SAZKA rides high off 68% EBITDA growth ahead of full unit comeback

SAZKA Group remains confident in its full-year financial outlook, as the enlarged Czech gambling conglomerate prepares for the full comeback of business units across European markets. Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), SAZKA recorded group revenues of €1.26 billion – up 96% on corresponding 2020 results of €652 million. Topline revenue growth was attributed to the …

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Allwyn backs Made By Sport #PoweringGoodTogether mental health campaign

Allwyn, the UK subsidiary of the SAZKA Group, that seeks to become the next steward of the National Lottery, has partnered with Made By Sport to launch #PoweringGoodTogether – a nationwide sports and mental health campaign. #PoweringGoodTogether has been developed to promote sports proven ability in helping overcome mental health issues, and the further development of life skills, helping bridge social …

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