There is an update on the fourth National Lottery licence

There is an update on the fourth National Lottery licence

Summary:

According to the Gambling Commission, they have received correspondence from Camelot indicating that they intend to withdraw their appeal and only pursue their claim in damages. The High Court’s decision to lift the automatic suspension that prevented the Gambling Commission from formally awarding the fourth National Lottery licence to Allwyn Entertainment UK was granted permission to appeal by the Court of Appeal.

On 14 July, the Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal the High Court’s decision to lift the automatic suspension that prevented the Gambling Commission from formally awarding the fourth National Lottery licence to Allwyn Entertainment UK.

The automatic suspension remained in place as a result of permission to appeal being granted.

In September of 2022, we received a letter from Camelot stating that they intend to withdraw their appeal and only pursue their claim for damages. The suspension of the appeal will continue until that is resolved, because we are not aware that the position of the company has changed. We would be able to proceed with the important work of formally awarding the licence if the appeal is resolved.

Ensuring a seamless and timely transition to the next licence for the benefit of participants and good causes is our priority, as we continue to work to implement our decision.

We are steadfast in our belief that we have run a fair and robust competition, and that our evaluation has been carried out fairly and in accordance with our statutory duties.