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New UK National Lottery operator Allwyn acquires Camelot UK
Cease fire in battle over UK National Lottery license as Camelot inches closer to the end of its final term By Kate Northrop Allwyn AG, the UK National Lottery's new operator, announced its intentions on Friday to acquire Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, the Lottery's previous license holder. After a back-and-forth dispute between Camelot UK and Allwyn over the license to run the UK National Lottery, Allwyn came forward to publicly announce its acquisition of Camelot UK. In March, t
Nov 21, 2022, 12:35 pm - Lottery News

UK National Lottery sees sales dip due to growing economic uncertainty
People have been tightening their wallets following COVID-19 restrictions By Kate Northrop The UK National Lottery is taking a financial hit amidst the growing economic uncertainty that is leading players to hang on to spare change that might otherwise be spent on tickets. Last week, the National Lottery announced that it is reporting its best-ever returns to good causes for the second consecutive year, despite seeing a significant dip in ticket sales. For the second year runni
Jul 11, 2022, 12:10 pm - Lottery News

Scammer who conned UK National Lottery of £2.5 million given more time to repay funds
Man who forged winning ticket has yet to pay back a single cent By Kate Northrop A con artist who scammed the UK National Lottery of 2.5 million (US$3.06 million) by forging a winning ticket has been handed a wider window to pay back the funds he owes. Edward Putman, 56, who is also a convicted rapist, was given three months to pay back 939,782.44 (US$1,149,405.61) at a crime hearing in January. After failing to meet his obligation, he should have had to serve six more years in pri
Jun 20, 2022, 12:07 pm - Lottery News

Camelot to sue UK Gambling Commission over lottery operator selection process
Current National Lottery operator claims they were duped in scoring system By Kate Northrop Camelot Group, who currently holds the license to operate the UK National Lottery, has announced that it is filing suit against the Gambling Commission for allegedly botching the final scoring during the selection process for the Lottery's next license holder. This week, Camelot will launch a legal battle against the UK Gambling Commission following claims that it broke the law in choosing t
Mar 29, 2022, 6:26 am - Lottery News

New UK National Lottery operator wants to cut ticket prices in half
Company will pull back on scratch-offs to focus on draw games By Kate Northrop Allwyn Entertainment, which was selected to replace Camelot as the UK National Lottery's new operator after nearly three decades , revealed intentions to halve ticket prices and reduce the emphasis on scratch-off games. After Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd. lost the bid to have its license renewed as the National Lottery's operator, replacement Allwyn Entertainment already hinted at plans to slash the cost of
Mar 20, 2022, 12:23 pm - Lottery News

Camelot set to lose license as operator for UK National Lottery
Gambling Commission announces new preferred candidate By Kate Northrop Today the United Kingdom's Gambling Commission announced their intentions to drop Camelot as the operator of the National Lottery, to be replaced by Czech company Allwyn Entertainment. Camelot will not have its licensed renewed to run the National Lottery after 28 years. Instead, a new operator is set to take the helm. Since the Lottery's inception in 1994, Camelot has held three licenses, with its current a
Mar 15, 2022, 4:37 pm - Lottery News

Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores
Convenience stores worry about the Lottery moving closer to digital sales channels By Kate Northrop Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs. Camelot Group has run the National Lottery for nearly three decades. Now that the contract is up for renewal, local retailers worry that a new operator would mainly prioritize online sales and push out s
Jun 7, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News

Irish lawmakers look to crack down on private lotteries
New bill would prevent bookies from piggybacking on National Lottery By Kate Northrop Talks of tighter controls in the lottery and gaming industry to prevent bookies and commercial gambling operations from managing their own private lotteries are starting to ramp up in Ireland's Senate. Irish lawmakers are trying to figure out how to stop bookmakers from piggybacking and profiteering from the National Lottery, similar to how a New Jersey man illegally operated his own private lottery ba
Apr 27, 2021, 7:29 am - Lottery News

UK National Lottery raises minimum age to play the lottery to 18
By Kate Northrop In an effort to reduce problem gambling, the National Lottery will be raising the minimum age to play the lottery in the UK from 16 to 18 on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2021. Figures show that over 200,000 16- and 17-year-olds regularly play the lottery or buy scratch-off tickets. This week, they will no longer have access to both online and retail Lottery products in a bid to reduce problem gambling among teens. We're committed to protecting young people from gambling-related ha
Apr 19, 2021, 4:47 pm - Lottery News

Anonymous UK winner claims £122 million EuroMillions jackpot
An anonymous EuroMillions ticket holder has become the United Kingdom's fifth-biggest National Lottery winner after their 122 million (US$168 million) jackpot prize was paid out. Lottery operator Camelot UK Lotteries Limited announced on Friday it had validated and paid out the prize of 122,550,350.80, the jackpot from the EuroMillions draw on April 2. Unless the winner signs an agreement for full publicity, no further information can be released about their win. Camelot's Andy Carter,
Apr 12, 2021, 9:10 am - Lottery News

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