Camelot confirms interest in retaining UK National Lottery

Camelot has run the UK National Lottery since 1994.
Camelot has run the UK National Lottery since 1994.

The incumbent operator has confirmed that it completed the Gambling Commission’s selection questionnaire.

UK.- It has already been taken as granted, but Camelot UK Lotteries has confirmed that it has completed the initial selection questionnaire for the upcoming tender to run the National Lottery.

Camelot has run the National Lottery since its inception in 1994 and it was taken as guaranteed that the operator would bid to retain the licence in the fourth tender to be decided in September next year.

The operator has now confirmed it completed the Gambling Commission’s selection questionnaire ahead of the deadline but has said it could not say it was committed to bidding until it has seen the final Invitation to Apply (ITA), which the Gambling Commission will send to operators it believes should be invited to make full applications.

A spokesperson told iGB: “With three years of successive growth resulting in record sales in 2019-20, the National Lottery, under Camelot’s stewardship, is in its best-ever shape – and our immediate focus is on continuing to keep it strong and healthy for the benefit of everyone, and raising even more money for society at a time when funding has never been more vital.”

The Gambling Commission has refused to comment on how many responses it has received to the selection questionnaire.

The Czech Republic’s Sazka Group and India’s Sugal & Damani are the only other operators to have confirmed that they completed the questionnaire to enter the race against Camelot.

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