Tag Archives: EuroMillions

Nigel Birrell: Lottoland – High Court has missed the opportunity to help innovators

Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, has published an official statement following the High Court of England & Wales’ rejection of the combined ‘EuroMillions appeal’ against DCMS and its interested parties – the UKGC and National Lottery operator Camelot UK. This week, Lord Justice Green and Justice Gross rejected Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK’s February High Court appeal seeking to annul DCMS approved ‘Gambling …

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Camelot drives changes across its range of games

Camelot UK Lotteries have announced Lotto and EuroMillions alterations, in addition to preliminary details of a brand new game set to launch, following a recent company wide strategic review. Identifying improvements to the National Lottery range of games as “one of four key areas where action was needed,” it’s striving to “get back into long-term, sustainable growth” and maximise contributions …

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Lottery firms plead for suspension of Parliamentary approval

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The Lotto Betting Group is calling for Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), to suspend a parliamentary process related to EuroMillions betting. The four companies who make up this opposition, World Lottery Club, Lottoland, Jackpot.com and Multilotto, currently exploit a loophole allowing punters to make cut price wagers on the EuroMillions draw. Launched …

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Lottoland unveils Irish Red Cross partnership

Online lottery operator, Lottoland has unveiled a new initiative that will see the digital makeover of the Irish Red Cross ambulance fleet nationwide. Lottoland emphasised that it opted to partner with the Irish Red Cross for 2018, because of the variety of its humanitarian projects both at home and abroad, and the success it has had across many different types …

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Business Briefs – featuring Christmas cheer, profits and parties

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The round up includes news of a fresh UKGC license being granted, Australian and American full year and Q3 results and Christmas promotions getting underway as the festive season begins. Aristocrat posts positive results A record revenue figure of $2.45bn has been announced by Aristocrat in its full year results, a 15.3% increase from the $2.1bn shown for the previous …

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Lottoland Nigel Birrell slams DCMS for ‘judgement with no evidence’ on EuroMillions betting

Nigel Birrell, the Chief Executive of online lottery operator Lottoland, has slammed the UK government’s decision to ban betting on non-UK EuroMillions’ games.  “We believe that today’s decision is unjustified, and sets a dangerous precedent for policy-making on the basis of no evidence,” he said. “It will do nothing but stifle innovation in the sector.” Yesterday, remote lottery operators were …

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UK DCMS bans third party betting on EuroMillions’ games

The UK government has moved to ban all third party bets on the outcome of EuroMillions lottery draws. Issuing a market update this morning, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) states that it undertakes it decision following an industry consultation launched back in March 2017. DCMS will introduce new licencing provisions, which will ban UK consumers …

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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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Lieutenant Governor gains lottery business insight from Annexio

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Annexio used a visit from Sir Richard Gozney to underline the potential for the eGaming sector and its associated services in the Isle of Man. Gozney, appointed the Isle of Man’s 30th Lieutenant Governor in December 2015, was given an insight into the island’s eGaming industry during a recent tour of Annexio’s Lord Street offices. Accompanied by his private secretary …

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Lottoland appoints Matt Brinckley as Australia marketing lead

Former William Hill Australia Commercial Operations Director Matt Brinckley  is set to become the new Marketing Director of Lottoland Australia (www.lottoland.com.au) Brinckley an Australian market veteran, who has held leadership positions at William Hill and Centrebet, will take the lead of Lottoland Australia marketing initiatives as the company looks to expand its services beyond its core UK market. Online lottery …

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