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Camelot Group UK
Address: Tolpits Lane Watford WD1 8RN, UK
Phone: +44-1923-425456
Fax: +44-1923-425457
Population: 59.0 million
Chief Executive Officer: Andy Duncan
Year Lottery Founded: 1994
# of Employees: 767
Sales FY 2014:
Sales FY 2015
£6.73 billion
£7.27 billion
Prize Return: Instants 55% - Lotto 45%
On-line Vendor: Gtech
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Number of Points of Sale (POS): 53,396
Games Offered: Lotto - Thunderball - Scratchies

Information / Background

Dynamic, Pioneering and Inspiring, Camelot Transforms Lives
The Lives of its many winners, and the countless individuals and communities which benefit from lottery funding.
Camelot aims to serve nations’ dreams across the globe, while maintaining a flourishing UK National Lottery at its heart.
Over the past 17 years, we have made a winning business of running one of the world’s most successful lotteries. By putting our players first, we have achieved an unparalleled track record in innovation and long-term, responsible growth.
Camelot runs the most cost-effective lottery in Europe, with only around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.
At 40% of total sales (28% to the Good Causes and 12% in Lottery Duty to the Government), it returns a higher proportion of lottery revenue back to society, in percentage terms, than any other major operator in the world. This has helped to fund the biggest programme of civic and social regeneration seen in the UK since the 19th Century.
By making full use of its range of skills, experience and expertise, Camelot continues to transform lives for consumers and communities across the UK and worldwide. Charged with maximising returns to society in the most responsible and cost-efficient way, Camelot is now the licensed operator of the UK National Lottery for a third Licence term until 2019.
Camelot provides consulting services to the California State Lottery – now the fastest growing lottery in the US – to help it to increase sales and returns to the state education system. Camelot is also exploring other opportunities in the US and other international markets

News Archive for CY2017
October 7, 2017 Inside Camelot Group’s New Watford Headquarters
October 7, 2017 Camelot Lauded by Campaigners for Closing Expensive 0844 Lines
July 30, 2017 Head of Controversial Lottoland Attacks Rival; Blames Camelot’s Lack of Growth for Hurting Good Causes
June 13, 2017 Camelot UK Announces in-Depth Review of National Lottery Strategy
June 2, 2017 Camelot Reinstates Free Lottery Helpline in £4m Support Package for Independent Retailers
May 12, 2017 Society Lotteries Raised Record £208 Million for Good Causes Last Year
May 12, 2017 Camelot Congratulates Responsible National Lottery Retailers
April 27, 2017 Andy Duncan to Leave Camelot UK in the Summer
March 28, 2017 Bank Shows You How to Play the National Lottery and Never Lose Any Money
March 24, 2017 Matt Risdale Joins Camelot as Head of Strategic Communications
March 17, 2017 National Lottery Retail Campaign to Support ‘The People’s Projects’ Hits Stores
March 4, 2017 Number’s Up for Bookmakers Offering Bets on Lottery
January 8, 2016 Camelot Officials Who Sanctioned a £2.5 Million Payout for a Damaged Ticket Face Questioning over the Jackpot Riddle That Won't Go Away

News Archive for CY2016
December 29, 2016 The National Lottery Operator Takes Proactive Approach to Player Safety
December 20, 2016 Camelot Targets New Audience with Christmas Scratch Cards
December 16, 2016 Camelot Statement on Gambling Commission Decision
December 16, 2016 Camelot Licence Breach Leads to Financial Penalty
November 16, 2016 Camelot UK Lotteries Limited Announce Half-Year Financial Results
November 2, 2016 Lottery Operator Pays Out Higher Dividends after Profit Rise
October 30, 2016 National Lottery Operator Camelot's £7.7bn Winning Formula as Ticket Sales Rise to Highest Since Launch in 1994
August 18, 2016 Camelot & Freeformers to ‘Disrupt’ The National Lottery
August 1, 2016 When Team GB Win… UK National Lottery Players Can Too!
July 28, 2016 Camelot Fined for Putting Public Confidence at Risk
July 21, 2016 National Lottery ‘I Am Team GB’ Campaign Launches
July 19, 2016 Camelot and Gambling Commission Agree Majority of Players Are More Interested in Prizes than the Odds of the Game
July 17, 2016 Lottery Operator Facing Criticism for Raising EuroMillions Ticket Price
July 12, 2016 Euromillions Gets Even Bigger and Even Better For UK Players
July 1, 2016 Good-Cause Money from Society Lotteries Rose by 4% Last Year
June 17, 2016 Camelot Global Voluntarily Forgoes $750K Incentive Compensation in Arkansas
June 16, 2016 The National Lottery and ITV Announce ‘I Am Team GB’ Partnership for Rio 2016
May 31, 2016 Camelot Adds QR Codes to UK National Lottery Tickets
May 31, 2016 Camelot Global Delivers the Loterie Romande Sports App
May 24, 2016 Returns to Good Causes Pass £35 Billion As Camelot Delivers Another Record Year for the National Lottery
April 13, 2016 U.K. Lottery Operator Opens North American HQ in Chicago, Eyes Illinois Lottery Contract
April 11, 2016 Camelot Awards Britain's Biggest Ever Lottery Win of £35.1m
March 24, 2016 Camelot Sign Sponsor Deal for Britain's Got Talent
February 25, 2016 National Lottery Participation Dropped From 46% to 32% in 2015
January 22 Camelot Report Britons Snapped Up 400 Tickets a Second in Run-Up to Record Jackpot

News Archive for CY2015
December 16, 2015) Camelot and Featurespace Announce Responsible Play Analytics Project
December 3, 2015) Camelot Global Wins Five Year Contract To Provide Consultancy Advice To The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
November 9, 2015 National Lottery Operator Paid Dividends of Almost £66m
November 9, 2015 Former National Lottery Operators CEO’s Bonus Scheme Sparks Criticism
November 4, 2015 Lottery Rival Critical of National Lottery Profits
October 28, 2015 Incorrect Winning Codes Posted Online
October 25, 2015 Camelot CEO Explains Reason for the Major Shake-Up of the Lottery’s Flagship Game
October 20, 2015 Camelot UK Lotteries Limited Announce Half-Year Financial Result
October 9, 2015 Mixed Reception for National Lottery's Big Changes to Lotto Game
October 7, 2015 UK National Lottery Controversial Game Changes Come Into Play
September 30, 2015 CEO of Camelot UK Lotteries Outlines the Importance of Marketing & Business Success
September 29, 2015 Lottery Changes Commence in October
August 14, 2015 National Lottery Expanding into More Sites
June 30, 2015 Camelot Global Builds US Team with the appointment of Duncan Malyon as Senior Vice-President of North America
June 22, 2015 Andy Duncan interview: Chief executive of Lottery Operator Camelot Explains Bigger Jackpots but Longer Odds
June 15, 2015 Lotto to Offer More Chances than ever to become a millionaire from October
June 10, 2015 Camelot to Boost Mobile Experience With Barclays PINGIT
June 4, 2015 Camelot UK Lotteries awarded the CommunityMark, recognising its excellence in community investment
May 1, 2015 Lotteries have Potential to Raise £250m a year by 2020 if Rules are Changed
April 14, 2015 Camelot refreshes National Lottery retailer kits
April 14, 2015 Developer Defends "Contractual Right" to Pull Out of Casino Project
April 14, 2015 National Lottery Launches Next Stage Of 'Life Changing' Journey With New Brand Identity

News Archive for CY2014
December 10, 2014 Camelot Global Delivers Successful Transition For Premier Lotteries Ireland
November 1, 2014 National Lottery Faces Major Challenges in brave new digital world
October 6, 2014 Camelot UK Lotteries Limited: Half-Year Financial Results
October 2, 2014 Call for Income Cap on Society Lotteries to be Raised to £100m
October 2, 2014 Keep fighting the good fight' - says Camelot's Dianne Thompson on her retirement
Sept 26, 2014 Dianne Thompson Departs Camelot, leaving a legacy and Lottery in its Finest Form
Sept 26, 2014 Camelot Becomes First Lottery in the World to use Augmented Reality on Scratchcards
Sept 24, 2014 Camelot Builds New iLottery Platform
August 26, 2014 Business as usual for Camelot Global Services Limited
August 26, 2014 Gambling Commission Imposes Penalty on Camelot
August 25, 2014 Alex Kovach is stepping down as managing director of Camelot Global Services
August 9, 2014 Camelot becomes first lottery in the world to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard
July 2, 2014 Camelot Selects Vizeum for Media Services
July 2, 2014 Play Makes it Possible
June 17. 2014 Camelot Global to Offer iLottery Channel Management Services
June 8, 2014 Lottery Icon Dianne Thompson to Tackle Future Venture with the Same Drive and Excellence that she dedicated to the Lottery Industry
May 20, 2014 National Lottery Sales Boosted by Ticket Price Increase
May 20, 2014 Camelot Achieves Second-Highest Ever Annual Sales
April 29, 2014 Camelot Group to be restructured into two separate entities: Andy Duncan to lead core UK business, Nigel Railton to head Global Team
April 15, 2014 Board Members Concerned Over Financial and Reputational Issues
April 14, 2014 Charitable Lotteries Want to Cut Their Contributions to Good Causes
March 28, 2104 Camelot’s Flagship Game Performs Ahead of Estimates
March 27, 2014 Camelot Says New Health Lottery Games 'Bear No Relation' to Traditional Charity Lotteries
March 3, 2014 Camelot has created a New National Lottery App For Android
March 3, 2014 Camelot 'Invested' £75m from its good causes fund to Support Relaunch
February 26, 2014 The Government Has Been Urged to Take Advantage of a Forthcoming Consultation to Boost the Amount of Money Going to Good Causes
February 26, 2014 Restrictions could halve the Return to Good Causes
February 17, 2014 Fall in Funding to Good Causes Attributed to Comparison to Inflated Sales Period in Previous Year
January 24, 2014 UK Lottery Operator Denies Fianna Fáil Spokesman’s Allegation That it is Trying to ‘Get Rid Of’ Charity Lotteries
January 22, 2014 ASA Adjudication on Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd t/a Lotto
January 22, 2014 Thousands Of Retailers To Hit Jackpot With  National Lottery Scratchcards
January 22, 2014 Consultation on Society Lotteries Still Planned
January 18, 2014 Charity Concerned that Lottery Review Could Have 'Devastating Consequences' for its Operations
January 10, 2014 Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Finding Challenges in Growth
December 29, 2013 Camelot to Review Senior Executives’ Pay Set-Up


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