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Camelot appoints Nigel Railton as UK CEO, tasked with ‘returning the National Lottery to growth’

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has today published its 2017/18 strategic review detailing major changes and initiatives for its operations and enterprise. Having undertaken a strategic review seeking to ‘return the National Lottery to Growth’, Camelot governance has confirmed the appointment of Nigel Railton as UK CEO. The appointment sees Railton the former Camelot International CEO, replace Andy Duncan (resigned …

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Camelot governance calls for strategic review following 2016/17 ticket sales slowdown

Updating the market and stakeholders, Camelot UK the operating company of The National Lottery has confirmed that it will carry out a ‘strategic review’ relating to its slowdown of ticket sales. The operator recorded National Lottery ticket sales for the 2016/17 financial year (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) of £6,925.3 million, representing an 8.8% decline set against 2015/2016 record …

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National Lottery operator Camelot assess options following the resignation of CEO Andy Duncan

UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group has informed the media that Chief Executive Andy Duncan has resigned as leader of the company. The resignation of Duncan as Group CEO, will see Nigel Railton leader of Camelot’s international business division ‘Camelot Global’ act as interim Chief Executive whilst the board of governance considers its best options for corporate leadership. Camelot informed …

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Matt Risdale joins Camelot as group corporate communications lead

UK National Lottery operator Camelot Group (Camelot) is set to gain a new head of corporate communications as PR Veteran Matt Risdale joins the firm’s leadership ranks. Last week, Risdale confirmed to UK media news sources that he was joining Camelot, taking on the official title of Head of Strategic Communications, Risdale will take lead of both Camelot business and …

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Camelot revenues hit all time high thanks to digital uptake

UK national lottery operator Camelot, has detailed that its continued focus on optimising its digital channels has paid dividends as corporate revenues hit an all-time high of £7.6 billion. The group revenue increase comes despite a slight ticket sales decrease in its draw-based games which recorded revenues of £4.6 billion for the 2014/15 financial period. Camelot governance stated that it …

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Camelot UK announces record lottery payouts for H1 2015

Publishing its 2015 half year financial results (period ending 26 September), UK National Lottery operator Camelot UK Ltd, announced record prize payouts of £2 billion in prize money. The operator succeeded in growing total ticket sales to £3.6 billion, an increase of £145 million on the corresponding period last year. Total sales in the first six months of 2015, were …

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Camelot adds 10 more balls to UK National Lottery draw

Camelot will introduce a 59 ball draw to the UK National Lottery from 8 October. The ten ball draw increase, will result in the chances of UK players hitting the lottery jackpot decreasing from 1 in 14 million to 1 in 45 million. Furthermore the draw changes will see  the chances of matching on three or more balls to win a …

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Camelot enhances jackpot chances from October

National Lottery operator Camelot today announced that exciting changes are being made to its Lotto game in October. The enhancements will create more millionaires than ever before; will introduce a new Millionaire Raffle; will offer bigger rolling jackpots; will give players a free go for matching two numbers; and mean that the chances of winning at least £1 million will …

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European Lotteries appoints Hansjörg Höltkemeier as President

European Lotteries (EL) the regulatory body for EU member state lotteries has confirmed the appointment of Hansjörg Höltkemeier as its new president. Hansjörg Höltkemeier had been elected through a direct vote by the members as President of the association. Höltkemeier has been a member of the Managing Board of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (Germany) since 2005 and a member of EL …

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Camelot reports UK lottery sales decline

Camelot licensed operator of the UK National Lottery, reported a 6% increase of £76.8 million in profits (2013: £72.2 milllion), despite recording a fall in ticket sales and charitable contributions. Camelot attributed its improved profits to a fall in operational expenses, despite a partial offset by a reduction in net income. The UK lottery operator had recorded a decrease in …

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