Tag Archives: National Lottery

BGC welcomes GAMSTOP roll out and credit card ban

The betting and gaming industry has taken the new restrictions on credit card payments and enhanced self exclusion requirements as a mainly positive move from the regulator, although there is still some confusion around why there remains some products outside the scope of the new regulations. Brigid Simmonds OBE, Chairman of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), welcomed the move …

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Louise Hanlon joins Camelot as new corporate responsibility lead

Operator of the UK National Lottery Camelot has strengthened its corporate responsibility and sustainability division after confirming that Louise Hanlon has been appointed as its Deputy Head of Corporate Responsibility. The appointment comes as Camelot looks to further implement its social responsibility strategy throughout 2020. Camelot’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, Alison Gardner, celebrated the new appointment: “We are delighted to …

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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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FDJ monitors 2020 National Lottery tender options

The Daily Telegraph has this weekend reported that the governance of Française des Jeux (FDJ) has held private discussions with investment bank Rothschild to assess options to compete in the UK National Lottery 2020 tender. A confident FDJ eyes its future opportunities having completed one of Europe’s biggest 2019 IPOs floating on the Paris Euronext Exchange this November, securing a …

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High stakes and drama anticipated for National Lottery 2020 tender

2020 will see a battle of titanic egos and high stakes take place, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launches its tender to operate the fourth National Lottery contract from 2023. Monitoring early developments, UK media has branded the National Lottery tender as one of 2020’s most intriguing business narratives, as incumbent Camelot defends its position against hostile competitors seeking …

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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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HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD). Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports …

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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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Camelot ends sale of £10 scratchcards

National Lottery operator Camelot Group confirmed to UK media this weekend that it has sanctioned terminating all sales of £10 scratchcards, citing ‘player protection considerations’. Camelot has informed its UK retail partners to withdraw all £10 scratchcards from their displays, with the lottery operator allowing a 180-day window for players to claim prizes. Citing guidance issued by the UK Gambling Commission …

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Camelot promotes CFO Clare Swindell to its Board

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has confirmed the appointment of Group CFO Clare Swindell as a corporate governance director, joining Chief Executive Nigel Railton as the second company executive to sit on the Camelot Board. Swindell has served as Camelot’s group financial lead since May 2017, having joined the lottery operator from Tesco owned retail data solutions provider dunnhumby. Confirming …

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