Camelot calls on Gambling Commission to review Desmond's Health Lottery

Camelot calls on Gambling Commission to review Desmond's Health Lottery

Monday, March 5, 2012 Totally Gaming

National Lottery operator Camelot has sent a letter to the UK Gambling Commission outlining its plans to challenge the "continuing failure to take regulatory action to suspend or revoke” The Health Lottery’s licence, according to The Independent newspaper. Camelot is arguing that the Health Lottery is not regulated as a national lottery, and donates less money to charities and avoids paying the same level of duty to the Treasury.
 
“The Health Lottery represents a particularly blatant example of an attempt to commercialise ‘society lotteries’ on an industrial scale in a way that cuts across both the spirit and the letter of the (Gambing) Act and associated regulation,” the letter said.

The Health Lottery is run by Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond, and manages 51 separate society lotteries representing each geographical region of the UK.

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