The UK's fourth National Lottery licence was awarded to Allwyn Entertainment instead of Camelot Group. This ended Camelot Group's 28-year run as Lottery operator.
Allwyn UK lotto license
The commission has signed an agreement with the company formerly known as Sazka. This makes Allwyn officially licensed and the commission's transition to a new lottery operator has begun.
The regulator plans to create a new type of licence, called the fourth, to implement changes designed to improve both the lottery and consumers. Some of these changes include a change in operator incentives, as well as more flexibility for lottery creators. The changes also include a 10-year licence term with no option to renew, and the implementation of a retail charter for licences.
Camelot UK lottery license
Since 1994, the European lottery has been run by a new operator for the first time when the Commission announced their choice of licence in March.Both IGT, Camelot's technology provider, and Camelot, the previous operator, opposed the announcement decision. Instead, they tried to challenge the decision in court.
In April that year, Camelot legally opposed the GC's licensing decision. They argued that the GC was unwilling to communicate with them and that its employees deserved an explanation as to why they had not renewed its licence. As a result, the High Court automatically suspended the licence decision until they could hear Camelot's arguments.
With Camelot's earlier submission to the Supreme Court removed, Allwyn's hopes of obtaining a non-profit charity licence were cemented in September.