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UK – Digital lottery helps Camelot to record financial year

National Lottery sales in the UK have broken the £8bn barrier for the first time, despite the ongoing pandemic impact with Camelot reporting record National Lottery sales of £8,373.9m for the 2020/21 financial year (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021), an increase of £468.8m. Total National Lottery sales for the year surpassed £8bn for…

UK – Camelot supports minimum age increase for National Lottery

Camelot has signalled its support for an increase to the minimum age for playing the National Lottery to 18 years of age, with October 2021 mooted as a target for the law change by the Government. “We’ve said all along that we would fully support any decision made by the government to raise the minimum…

Turkey – Scientific Games’ success in Turkey continues with National Lottery program

Scientific Games has announced the official ‘go live’ of the Turkey National Lottery’s new instant ticket retail and digital gaming systems and point-of-sale terminals across an initial network of more than 5,000 retailers, growing to 10,000 retailers later this year. The project, which began a year ago in the nation with a population of 82m,…

UK – Gambling Commission launches fourth National Lottery licence competition

The Gambling Commission has launched the competition to award the fourth National Lottery licence. The National Lottery is one of the world’s largest lotteries and the current (third) licence is due to expire in 2023. Since launching in 1994, National Lottery players have collectively raised more than £41 billion for 565,000 good causes across the…

UK – UK’s National Lottery reports record year despite decline in lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown saw lottery sales for Camelot, the UK’s National Lottery operator, spiral by 22.6 per cent in the first week following lockdown, however the operator reported a 1.3 per cent in retail sales for the year as a whole. The EuroMillions experienced the worst dip with sales a third down by the end…

UK – Gambling Commission looks to media and telecoms industry for National Lottery innovation

The Gambling Commission has called upon the media, telecoms and technology industries to help bring innovation to the next National Lottery licence. Speaking at the Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond event in London, the Gambling Commission’s Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, addressed more than 450 key players from some of the world’s leading media and…

Mexico – Mexican President hands National Lottery a mandate to change

The newly elected President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador has entrusted the National Lottery with joining the government’s new austerity policy, while urging the body to restore transparency and efficiency in the institution. At a press conference and speaking on behalf of Director General of La Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública (LOTENAL), coordinator…

UK – UK Gambling Commission looking for a new National Lottery operator

The UK Gambling Commission is looking for a new operator for the UK National Lottery, when the current licence comes to an end in 2023. The UK National Lottery is one of the world’s largest lotteries in the world with 14m people taking part in the draw-based games a month and £6.9bn in sales last…

UK – Commission research features online gambling trends for the first time

New figures providing better insight into gambling behaviour in Britain have been published by the Gambling Commission. Accompanied by easily digestible infographics the reports cover participation in gambling, perceptions of gambling and rates of problem gambling. The research, for the first time ever, also includes information about how people gamble online – the devices they…