Tag Archives: National Lottery

GambleAware: Government must clear gambling disorders social hurdles

GambleAware has published its response to the UK government’s call for evidence in its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Trustees of the charity have urged DCMS to continue to maintain a concentrated focus on combatting and reducing the social impacts of problem gambling on UK society. Noting the impact on the public resources of healthcare, criminal justice, welfare …

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Tim Miller: Fairness and affordability will lead UKGC’s new corporate strategy

Tim Miller, the Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) leading research and policy development, has outlined the regulator’s principal objectives which will spearhead its new ‘Corporate Strategy’.    The first UKGC executive to speak following this month’s abrupt departure of chief executive Neil McArthur, Miller addressed industry executives and wider business stakeholders at the CMS Law Gambling Conference. The …

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SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

“We need to be able to look ourselves in the eye and say we did everything we could,” explained William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson, as he contemplated the importance of social responsibility and player protection across the betting and gaming industry. This exclusive interview with Bengtsson opens the second edition of SBC Leaders for 2021, where he shares his views …

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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 lead sponsorship of Rugby Football League

The National Lottery has agreed to become an official partner of the Rugby Football League and the Women’s and Girls’ Rugby League. The partnership is part of the lottery’s commitment to helping sports, and specifically women’s sport, through the effects of the pandemic. Under the agreement, the National Lottery will be acknowledged through a range of branding across the sport’s premier men’s and women’s …

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BGC highlights members’ zero-tolerance approach to underage gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has produced a new animated video highlighting its members’ commitment and work to protecting under-18s from gambling.  The standards body states that its membership maintains a ‘zero-tolerance‘ on its approach to gambling by under-18s – in which the UK sector leads the way in safeguarding younger audiences from engaging with gambling services and advertising …

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National Lottery Fund grants £13.5m to UK heritage sites

The National Lottery Heritage Fund will provide £13.5 million in local grants through its ‘Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund’ to help revive 22 heritage sites across the UK impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned regeneration and maintenance projects from before the pandemic, which are facing delays or increased costs, can now resume thanks to this funding. The Heritage Capital Kickstart Fund is distributed …

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National League temporarily suspends North and South divisions

The National League has taken the decision to suspend the North and South divisions for two weeks with immediate effect. The board met on Friday to make a decision, facing pressure from its clubs to temporarily halt the season. “Following the review of the feedback from clubs in connection to the recent clubs meeting, a board meeting this morning decided …

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Brent Hoberman: UK levelling up requires a bold National Lottery steward

Brent Hoberman (CBE) has stated that the government faces a critical choice in revitalising the National Lottery by breaking its ‘current status quo’ – allowing a vital institution and funding resource to be modernised. Writing in City AM, the former founder of Lastminute.com remarked that any plans for the government to ‘level-up the UK’ would require significant help from the …

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SAZKA appoints Justin King as National Lottery bid advisor

Justin King (CBE) has become the latest British business figurehead to join SAZKA Group’s bid to ‘refresh and revitalise’ the National Lottery.  The former Group CEO of Sainsbury’s Plc (2004-2015) will sit on the SAZKA ‘advisory board’ to provide counsel to Sir Keith Mills’ ‘bid team’, which is competing to win the government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition. King will play …

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