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  • National lottery profits surge as good causes garner less – MPs report

    The government’s Gambling Commission should pressure Camelot to change the way it runs the national lottery to ensure more money goes to good causes amid rising profits for the company, a cross-party committee of MPs has said. The current lottery licence, which runs until 2023, is overly long and too inflexible,...
  • National Lottery: on some scratchcards it’s impossible to win top prizes

    The National Lottery’s blue “Millionaire 7s” scratchcard game, which costs £5 a go, boasts of “six top prizes of £1m”. But if you go and buy one today, the shopkeeper probably won’t tell you that all six £1m jackpots have already been snapped up. Meanwhile, the Camelot-owned lottery’s £250,000...
  • Scratchcards: harmless flutter or costly addiction?

    The Co-op is taking on the National Lottery with the launch of its own scratchcards, which will give as much as four times to good causes. The member-owned business says a minimum of 20% from the sale of each of its own-brand cards will go to “local good causes”....
  • Betting shops are safest place to gamble

    The BBC’s Daily Politics has discussed how betting shops are the safest places to gamble in the UK. Chief Executive Malcolm George reported on the issue for the programme’s “SoapBox” feature, before debating with MP Kwasi Kwarteng and Baroness Prosser. In the film, Malcolm noted that anyone can buy...
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