UKGC: Good causes “at the heart” of new National Lottery Licence competition

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The current licence to operate the UK National Lottery is due to expire in 2023.

The National Lottery was launched in 1994 to support a range of good causes across the UK. Since then it has raised more than £38bn, transforming lives and contributing significantly to the arts, sports, heritage and communities. As we prepare to celebrate its 25th birthday and the incredible causes that have benefitted, it is crucial we keep good causes at the heart of the licence competition while continuing to protect the safety of its players. In November 2018, we launched the initial market engagement for the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition at the World Lottery Summit. We’ve subsequently been meeting with investors, media and communications and technology firms and other lottery providers to discuss potential opportunities for the future of the National Lottery. We have also met with some of the public agencies responsible for distributing funds to good causes, to discuss their priorities for the We aim to run a fair, open and robust competition, which will ultimately help us to continue to meet our statutory duties. Therefore, as we near the end of our initial market engagement, we are seeking to engage all interested parties to ensure we have heard and considered all views for the next licence.
If you would like to learn more about the 4th National Lottery Licence Competition, the programme team and I would be delighted to hear from you. Please visit for further information.

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