Saturday, January 16, 2021

Tag: National Lottery

Camelot to fast track National Lottery age limit increase

Camelot National Lottery
You will have to be over-18 to play The National Lottery from next summer. Operators Camelot have responded to government intent to raise the age limit by October next year, putting plans in action to get the job done earlier.

National Lottery age increase indicative of growing intent of government regulation

National Lottery age increase
The minimum age for playing the National Lottery is to increase to 18, as the government tightens its focus on reregulating the UK gambling industry.

And away we go: Government launches “wide-ranging” review of UK gambling law

Gambling legislation Oliver Dowden
After months of delay due to Covid-19, a “comprehensive” update of Britain’s 15-year-old gambling framework will, say ministers, aim primarily to propel the Gambling Act forward into the “digital age”.

BGC continues to reset public image with 10 point plan in clear sight

Michael Dugher Betting and Gaming Council
In a message to industry stakeholders, the Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled the progress made on its ten point Covid action plan which sets out the standards the industry is intent on maintaining in a brave new world.

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.

Sazka Group appoint Royal favourite Sir Keith Mills to lead bid for National Lottery

National Lottery licence Sazka Group
Sir Keith Mills has worked with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry; will his Royal connections and experience with London 2012 be enough to win the National Lottery licence for Czech operator Sazka Group?

Sazka first to announce bid for UK National Lottery tender

Sazka Group lottery licence tender participation
Lottery and gaming giant Sazka Group has announced it will compete for the fourth UK National Lottery licence, becoming the first business to confirm its participation in the process.

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.

National Lottery in line for minimum age increase

National lottery minimum age increase
It’s looking increasingly like a case of not if, but when the minimum age for playing the National Lottery will be raised to 18.

National Lottery scratchcard clampdown due “within months”

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According to a report in The Sun, Boris Johnson will soon unveil a change in the law which will raise the minimum age required to play National Lottery..

Raise age of National Lottery to 18, says APPG

calls to raise lottery age
The gambling-related harm APPG has written to the culture secretary demanding that the minimum age of scratch-cards and other lottery products be brought..

Branch: “Why the almost fanatical war on our industry?”

The “pub” pull tab initiative is now run totally by the charities themselves. They opt to rent the machines from suppliers and similarly from ticket manufacturers. Because of the complexity of responsibility asked for by the charity applied to the public house, the charity gives the site expenses. The charity takes a minimum of 35 percent which is far greater than...

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...