Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: Lottery

National Lottery age limit comes into effect

National Lottery new age limit comes into effect
Age limits on National Lottery products are now in place across both online and retail, with the UK’s under-18s officially unable to play any lottery game in store as of 1 October.

National Lottery bidder ups its game and appoints Sebastian Coe to its board

National lottery bidder appoints Seb Coe to board
Four-time Olympic medal winner and current President of World Athletics, Lord Coe has accepted an invitation to join the board of SAZKA Entertainment as the race to win the licence to operate the lucrative UK National Lottery intensifies.

Off The Record: “Professor Doom and Gloom strikes again!”

Off the record gambling campaigners
OTR argues why now’s the time to ditch Professor Gloom, identifies the family links that are making some gambling campaigners hypertensive and why 2m is now a rule too far.

Scientific Games to sell sports betting and lottery businesses

Scientific Games office
Scientific Games has confirmed it is divesting its sports betting and lottery businesses. The decision comes following a strategic review which launched in September 2020.

Rolled-over: Online intervention saves National Lottery ticket sales as retail offer expands to Iceland and Aldi

Camelot National Lottery ticket sales
Following a hit to sales at the start of lockdown, Camelot adapted quickly to shift ticket sales online, where players also found new interest in the operator’s online scratchcards and instant win games. Now the company is hoping to expand its retail offer to low-cost supermarkets Iceland and Aldi, decreasing its reliance on smaller retailers

SAZKA Group secures €500 million investment

Sazka Group investment
SAZKA Group which describes itself as one of the largest pan-European lottery operators, has received a major boost in its campaign to win the UK National Lottery licence, following a 500 million investment from Apollo, the leading global alternative investment manager.

Peter Hannibal: Is driving National Lottery revenues compatible with protecting the vulnerable?

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group National Lottery revenues
Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, is calling on the DCMS and the Gambling Commission to explain how they propose to balance the drive to maximise National Lottery revenues and deliver high returns at the same time as protecting the vulnerable

Commission launches National Lottery licence competition

Neil McArthur Gambling Commission National Lottery licence
The Gambling Commission has launched the competition to award the fourth National Lottery licence.

Blackpool to welcome first museum after £4m Lottery grant

Blackpool Lottery Grant Museum Coastal Communities Fund
Blackpool Council has announced its Show Town: The Museum of Fun and Entertainment will open in March 2021, after the town secured a £4m lottery grant to open its first museum.

Sports minister suggests age-raise on scratch-cards and lottery imminent

Sports minister, scratch-cards, lottery, age-raise, politics
Sports and civil society minister Mims Davies has said banning 16 and 17- year olds from lottery card and ticket sales would drive home the message that “gambling starts at 18”. Proscription, it seems, is the government’s preferred weapon in the arsenal. The minister responsible for gambling has indicated that the government will soon attempt to raise the legal age...

An olive Branch and a call for a charitable change of heart by the Gambling Commission

The push me-pull me life of a pulltab lottery innovator is not an easy one. For years, Alan Branch has been championing the charity based lottery game which has stuttered ever since the Gambling Commission issued its unchallenged ‘opinion’ on pub operators’ engagement. The evergreen Branch is asking the regulator to revisit its position. The pulltab lottery sector is to...

Fairer, safer – shaping the future of gambling

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In the Gambling Commission’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-2018, chief executive Neil McArthur provides his perspective on the regulator’s progress over the last year. This has been a year of change across the gambling sector - a year that has seen increased public scrutiny of the industry and of the Gambling Commission as the regulator of commercial gambling and...

Lottery ticket vending machines warning

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Gaming machine suppliers are being warned that it is an offence to promote a lottery for commercial or private gain and lottery ticket vending machines (LTVMs) should not be marketed by stating that the premises owner will earn a profit from ticket sales. The supplier and site owner can only be paid a fee by the promoter out of the...

Dransfields reports successful year in tough climate

gambling machine
Leeds-based gaming machines supplier, Dransfields, has reported a successful year of trading despite the continued impact of outside socio- economic factors. Despite feeling the effect of currency changes, a changing societal view on cash and the constricting of key markets, Dransfields reported a successful year of trading in a recent release. In a financial report for year ended 30 June 2017...

Ban introduced on third-party betting in non-UK EuroMillions

Almira Mohamed, director at Lotto Social, explains why she believes new legislation against EuroMillions betting is a step forward by the government. The new legislation proposed in March 2017 set out to prohibit people from betting on non-UK EuroMillions lotteries. This law came under the Gambling Act of 2005 which altered the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1963, stating that...

Lottery expert to confront skills development at ICE

Lottery expert ICE London
Wendy Lawrence, a founder member of the initial Camelot UK National Lottery start up team, will be exploring whether it’s too late to tackle the issue of skills development in the gaming sector during a panel debate at ICE London. The discussion is taking place on Thursday 8 February at 1.30pm and is part of a series of specially curated Totally Gaming...

Interclub Lotteries: The Pulltab warehouse

Coinslot interclub
Interclub Lotteries is offering a breadth of lottery solutions that can be a cost-effective and engaging compliment for any pub, club or gaming space. Representing a cutting-edge installation in the lottery industry, the Flexitab continuously returns reliable profits for clubs all over the UK and offers extensive benefits to operators. In addition to this the unit features the ability to dispense...

HomeRaffler commences London property lottery

Coinslot - London lottery Homeraffler
Potential homeowners in London could get their first step on the ladder for just £5 via a HomeRaffler lottery offering a Blackheath home as its prize.   Home ownership can be seen as a bit of a gamble in market conditions as volatile as they are at present, but a legislation skirting website has taken this a step further and offered...

UKGC: Out of the EU but not out of Europe

Coinslot Politics Regulation Gambling Commission Sarah Harrison Brexit
CEO of the Gambling Commission, Sarah Harrison, hints at the future of UK regulation outside of the European Union, and urges the industry to keep improving trust in its consumers. Changes are afoot in UK gaming. With Brexit now looming, questions arise as to how separation from the supra-state will affect crossborder cooperation with other regulators, particularly in areas of...

Pokerstars named as headline sponsors of Brazil Gaming Congress

Coinslot Brazil Gaming Congress
Brazil Gaming Congress announces headlines sponsor ahead of November opening. Pokerstars have been confirmed as the headline sponsors of the forthcoming Brazil Gaming Congress (BgC) which opens on November 21. BgC will address a wide range of issues including: taxation for online gaming in Brazil and how to set the right models to generate revenue to the state and to...

Strengthening British manufacturing through self-reliance

While many UK manufacturing businesses have been affected by the post-Brexit rise in import prices, Interclub Lotteries’ efforts to produce as much as possible in the UK has helped strengthen the business. Managing director Alan Branch explains the rationale. Academic Nassim Taleb coined the phrase ‘antifragility’ to describe the process of how businesses, amongst others, exhibit an ability to benefit...