Camelot Fined £1.15 Million by UKGC

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This week the UK Gambling Commission announced that it levied a hefty £1.15 million fine against Camelot, the group that operates the country's National Lottery.

The fine was announced on Thursday and comes after a lengthy investigation that took nearly two years. The regulator said that Camelot had multiple violations, many of which revolved around a failed app launch that informed winners that they had instead lost. Other offences included incomplete lottery results, financial issues with processing sales, security issues, and violations relating to the post office.

For their part, Camelot accepted fault and worked with the UKGC in the investigation. They claim to have taken steps to enhance their procedures and mitigated the risk for future violations.

Camelot has been fined extensively in the past, with a £3 million fine for paying out a bogus jackpot win in December 2016, a £300,000 fine in July 2016 for publishing inaccurate lotto results, and a £100,000 fine in August 2014 for posting an incorrect jackpot prize total.

No comment from Camelot was available as of press time.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.
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29 August 2018 - 12:21pm

It sounds like a huge fine but when we read about all the previous Camelot violations it started looking even lesser than they've what deserved to, it's a shocking dealing by the country's National Lottery.