Allwyn formally secures UK National Lottery license after appeals dropped

Allwyn formally secures UK National Lottery license after appeals dropped

Article brief provided by The Independent
  • Henry Saker-Clark, The Independent
September 20, 2022 10:18 PM
Updated: September 29, 2022 8:13 PM
  • Henry Saker-Clark, The Independent
  • United Kingdom
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Allwyn has been formally awarded the next contract to run the National Lottery after rivals dropped their appeals.

The Gambling Commission confirmed on Tuesday that Allwyn Entertainment, which runs lotteries in Austria, the Czech Republic and Greece, will gain the latest National Lottery licence from February 2024.

In March, the regulator first announced that it would hand the licence to Allwyn, ditching Camelot after 30 years. Camelot launched legal proceedings a month later challenging the decision, claiming the commission got the decision “badly wrong”.

The commission asked the High Court to overturn the automatic stay-put order on the handover due to the legal case, warning of the disruption it could cause to the lottery.