Tag Archives: National Lottery

Sisal files for Milan Borsa IPO seven years after first attempt

Sisal SPA, the operating company of Italy’s SuperEnalotto lottery and Matchpoint betting shops, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to list its business on the Milan Borsa Exchange.  Reuters reports that the CVC Capital owned gambling group has agreed to sell its shares to an unnamed private equity firm.   Although most of the firm’s revenues come from its …

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Allwyn commits full support to Levelling Up agenda

Allwyn, the UK corporate entity of SAZKA Group has announced it has signed up to Justine Greening’s Levelling Up Goals campaign to help promote equal opportunities in the UK. The Levelling Up Goals alliance brings together a variety of UK universities and businesses together to help track progress made in terms of equal opportunities for jobs in the UK. The partnership helps …

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Scientific Games upgrades Leeds lottery facility

Scientific Games Corporation has expanded instant game production technology by 20% at its UK production facility in Leeds, adding an estimated 175 employees to its workforce there. The Leeds plant is one of five global instant games production centres serving the worldwide lottery industry with products representing 70% of global retail sales. It currently supplies the UK National Lottery and 50 lotteries in …

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Sazka Entertainment appoints Lord Coe as first independent advisor

Sazka Entertainment has appointed four-time Olympic medalist Lord Sebastien Coe to its Board of Directors. Lord Coe is the current President of World Athletics and was instrumental in London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. He began his role as a non-executive director of the Pan-European lottery operator on Tuesday. Despite UK subsidiary Allwyn competing to win the UK government’s Fourth …

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Allwyn backs Made By Sport #PoweringGoodTogether mental health campaign

Allwyn, the UK subsidiary of the SAZKA Group, that seeks to become the next steward of the National Lottery, has partnered with Made By Sport to launch #PoweringGoodTogether – a nationwide sports and mental health campaign. #PoweringGoodTogether has been developed to promote sports proven ability in helping overcome mental health issues, and the further development of life skills, helping bridge social …

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Robert Chvátal: SAZKA’s transformation has pushed the static boundaries of European lotteries

Speaking exclusively to SBC Leaders, Robert Chvátal reflects on his eight tenure leading SAZKA Group, transforming the Czech operator into Europe’s dominant pan-national lottery operator that now targets winning the National Lottery’s 2023 stewardship by putting forward a generationally innovative bid to reinvigorate the UK’s lottery market.  ____________ SBC: Thanks for speaking with us. 2020 marked your eighth year of …

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SBC Leaders: Why technology is an ‘enabler’ for player entertainment

“Technology is all about what it can do to the player experience, how it generates excitement and even the social elements that it creates,” Jette Nygaard-Andersen, CEO of Entain, told SBC Leaders as she highlighted the ways technology can enable new consumer behaviours. In an exclusive interview with SBC Leaders, Nygaard-Andersen shone a light on the first six months as …

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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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DCMS opens consultation on National Lottery’s retail sales mechanism

The DCMS has launched a consultation on whether the government should implement a new retail sale mechanism for National Lottery products. The consultation has been launched in light of the government increasing the purchase age of National Lottery products from 16-to-18 – a change that was implemented by UK retailers last April, six months ahead of legislation coming into force …

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National Lottery aims for record coverage of Team GB’s Tokyo campaign

National Lottery operator Camelot Group has launched the ‘lottery’s largest-ever brand campaign’– a summer-long, fully integrated multi-channel push to remind players that they’re supporting Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes in Tokyo every time they play a National Lottery game. Adverts for the campaign will run across TV, Radio, Digital and high-impact OOH, as well as on all owned National Lottery channels and in 44,000 National …

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