Tag Archives: National Lottery

Heritage Fund provides £50m in direct relief to UK heritage projects  

The National Lottery has revealed that its ‘Heritage Emergency Fund’ has provided £50 million in direct support to 950 organisations across the UK to help cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heritage Fund, the independent body charged with distributing National Lottery funds to UK heritage and cultural projects, has provided a breakdown of its £50 million ‘Emergency …

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UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning formally launched its competition to award the ‘fourth National Lottery operating licence‘. The current (third) GBP multi-billion contract serviced by Camelot Group will expire in 2023, as the UKGC and its advisory panel open its new concession to competitor proposals. Launching its competition, the UKGC underlined that it will award its licence …

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Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery

Camelot Group has moved to revamp the September schedule of the National Lottery, seeking to boost the general public’s engagement with UK high street retailers helping them recover from lockdown.    Announced as its ‘Big September’ makeover, the National Lottery will host a further three ‘’Must be Won’ draws next month providing its retailers with further weekly millionaire draws to promote …

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National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants

The National Lottery Community Fund, the independent public body responsible for distributing grants raised by the National Lottery, has confirmed that £14 million will be directly distributed to community organisations fighting climate change. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The grants are announced as part of the National Lottery’s …

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Ministers expected to raise National Lottery age limit

In a move to curb gambling among teenagers, Government ministers are expected to raise the minimum age for the National Lottery to 18. The change, which will likely happen in 2023, could be implemented when the lottery licence comes up for renewal. As a result, it will prevent 16 and 17-year-olds from playing games online, purchasing scratch cards and buying …

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Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits

Camelot Group, the operating company of the National Lottery, has faced media and political backlash following reports that 16 and 17-year-olds have spent £47 million on National Lottery games.  The Sunday Times accused Camelot of ‘exploiting a loophole’ in UK gambling laws, allowing children to wager on National Lottery instant-win products without any form of intervention.  Quoting ‘latest figures’, the …

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National Lottery launches £45m Community Fund network

The National Lottery has pledged to provide a further £45 million in funding for the UK’s ‘most vulnerable communities’ to help them recover from COVID-19 impacts. Through its ‘Community Fund’, the National Lottery has established a new network which will help it distribute central funds to five partners supporting organisations that work within communities that have been disproportionately impacted by …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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National Lottery reimagines ‘It Could be You’ for a new century

Camelot Group has launched the National Lottery’s new nationwide advertising campaign, repurposing its flagship main lottery draw tagline ‘It Could be You’. The campaign, which was developed by London creative agency Adam&Eve DDB, will see the National Lottery return to its original tagline launched in 1994. Debuting this June across terrestrial TV, radio and digital formats, the campaign will feature …

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UKGC data finds low level gambling pick-up in lockdown

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further data revealing that the British public has engaged less in gambling during national lockdown. The data for April was collected from the UK’s biggest operators combined with YouGov‘s ongoing ‘COVID-19 tracker’ measuring public trends and habits in lockdown. Citing general consumer trends, the UKGC underlined that lockdown ‘does not appear to have …

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