UKGC Formally Awards Allwyn Fourth National Lottery Licence

Camelot, the current holder of the UK National Lottery will step down after nearly 30 years as the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) formally hands over the fourth National Lottery Licence to Allwyn.

Appeal Withdrawn

It’s not been without any hiccups as Camelot and IGT appealed the original decision by the UKGC to grant the fourth licence to Czech-owned company Allwyn. A high court appeal on the 14th of July 2022 granted Camelot and IGT permission to prevent the UKGC from presenting the licence to Allwyn, which in return Allwyn received an automatic suspension.Further down the line Camelot and IGT withdrew the appeal and the suspension was lifted, enabling the UKGC to move forward with the Enabling Agreement with Allwyn. The news of the agreement means the UKGC has formerly awarded the fourth National Lottery Licence to Allwyn.“Our priority is to ensure a seamless and timely transition to the next licence, for the benefit of participants and good causes. We have begun meetings between the Commission, Allwyn, and Camelot as the outgoing licensee, who we are confident will honour their obligations as the current licensee to cooperate in that transition. The Enabling Agreement will assist both parties in transitioning between licences and provide the framework for implementation.

Increase in Contributions to Good Causes

The National Lottery launched back in 1994 and is one of the largest lotteries in the world. Collectively, National Lottery players have raised more than £46 billion sharing between 670,000 good causes across the UK. Lives have been transformed along with major contributions to the arts, sport, heritage, and local community projects.Allwyn will continue to deliver innovation and growth across the National Lottery products with a healthy forecast in delivering increased contributions to good causes.

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