Allwyn Officially Gets Fourth UK Lottery Licence

This week gaming operator Allwyn Entertainment was officially granted the fourth UK National Lottery licence after Camelot and IGT dropped their legal challenge to the decision.

Allwyn was announced as the awardee of the licence earlier this year, but the UK Gambling Commission's decision was challenged in court by the two groups. Those cases were dropped this month, with Camelot most notably agreeing to walk away. The transition from Camelot to Allwyn is now going to be getting underway, and will take over a year to be completed. Prior to losing the licence, Camelot had run the lottery for 28 years.

Regarding the decision UKGC CEO Andrew Rhodes said, "We are pleased to have officially awarded the fourth licence to Allwyn following a highly successful competition and the court's decision to lift the suspension on the award process.

"I am confident that Allwyn and the key changes for the fourth licence will maximise returns to good causes, promote innovation, deliver against our statutory duties, and ultimately protect the unique status of the National Lottery."

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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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20 September 2022 - 5:49pm

Good to see that fight is finally over. Seemed like a very remote chance that Camelot was going to get them to overturn the decision. Just get on with it.

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