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Regulating National Lottery games

We oversee Camelot's procedures for National Lottery games.

We also carry out independent research to make sure there is no evidence of non-randomness in National Lottery game results.

We grant licences for each game, or class of games, promoted as part of the National Lottery. Lotto, Thunderball, scratchcards and interactive instant win games all have their own licences.

Before we will approve any changes (allowing amendments to the game licence or to licence new games), we look at issues like:

  • player protection
  • projected returns to good causes
  • protecting player funds
  • legality
  • impact on the National Lottery brand and intellectual property.

We also check that Camelot complies with the terms of those licences.

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