Tag Archives: Camelot UK

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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Vodafone backs Allwyn to be the National Lottery’s next steward

Telecoms giant Vodafone has backed the Allwyn bid to win the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Licence competition. Vodafone has committed to serve as ‘connectivity partner’ of Allwyn’s National Lottery tender, helping digitise the National Lottery’s operations and services for a new generation of customers. Allwyn, the new British venture of Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group, branded Vodafone’s backing as …

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APPG demands Camelot explain its parliamentary advertisements

Camelot UK has been urged to explain why it has taken out advertisements in Parliamentary magazine The House, promoting its business as the operating company of the National Lottery. Concerns were raised to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) by MPs Richard Holden and Carolyn Harris of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Gambling Related Harm (APPG).  The MPs cited that …

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National Lottery takes full coverage of ITV Saturday night primetime

The National Lottery has regained its terrestrial Saturday night primetime coverage, securing sponsorship of three back-to-back ITV shows. Beginning 19 December, the National Lottery will serve as headline sponsor of ITV1’s Saturday night roster of ‘The Masked Singer’, ‘The Voice UK’ and ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’. The deal represents the first time ITV has allowed a single advertiser …

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Digital transition helps Camelot bounceback from covid retail disruptions

Camelot UK has underscored its ‘digital resilience’ after the National Lottery operator recorded its second-highest interim performance, generating ticket sales of £3.85 billion. Publishing its six-month results for the financial year of 2020/2021 (period ending 30 September), Camelot revealed that it had overcome an ‘18% hit in sales’ at the start of the pandemic in April. During the trading period, …

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UKGC maintains National Lottery tender timetable

Amid fast-changing COVID-19 developments, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has detailed that it will maintain its fourth National Lottery competition timeline. International and domestic suitors had detailed concerns that the National Lottery tender would be delayed or postponed by the Commission in view of UK  COVID-19 disruptions. Issuing a statement to SBC, the Gambling Commission said: “We are carefully monitoring …

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Camelot receives GamCare Safer Gambling Standard

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has received recognition for its implementation of responsible gambling initiatives after becoming one of the first online gaming operators to achieve Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard for its online and retail operations. The Safer Gambling Standard is GamCare’s social responsibility quality standard for licensed gaming operators, which looks to increase overall standards …

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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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Camelot plans ‘Big November’ for National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

Camelot UK has informed its retail partners of its ‘November bonanza’ celebrating the National Lottery’s ‘25th Birthday’. The UK National Lottery operator confirms that the Friday 8 November EuroMillions draw, will be boosted with a ’25 UK millionaires’ special event, with POS tickets available in stores. Celebrating the National Lottery’s first-ever draw on 19 November 1994, Camelot confirms that it …

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UKGC seeks Programme Director for National Lottery licence competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is seeking to recruit a Programme Director to work with its executive governance team on the upcoming National Lottery 4th licence competition. The commission informs that the Programme Director will be tasked with ‘laying the foundations’ for its National Lottery 2023 tender process. Since 1994 Camelot UK has held the exclusive rights to operate the …

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