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How we regulate The National Lottery

We are responsible for regulating The National Lottery (opens in new tab), including the company which runs The National Lottery.

Our legal responsibilities are:

  • ensuring that the interests of all players are protected
  • ensuring the Lottery is run with due propriety
  • that returns to good causes are maximised.

We award the licence to run The National Lottery

The current UK National Lottery licence is due to expire in 2023. The Gambling Commission will run the competition to award the next licence.

We also grant licences for each game, or class of games, promoted as part of The National Lottery.

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