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Camelot complains about games

13 Aug 2007

UNITED KINGDOM -- As reported by the This is Money: "Camelot is complaining to gambling regulators over games that it says capitalise on the popularity of the National Lottery while giving nothing to good causes.

"...Camelot, which last week won preferred bidder status for the next licence, running until 2019, believes the lottery-style games run by bookmakers cost it about £430 million a year in lost sales.

"It says people who play the games would otherwise go to the Lottery and this could cost good causes almost £1bn billion from now until the London Olympics.

"Camelot gives 28% of sales to good causes and is committed to raising £2.5 billion towards the 2012 Games. The lottery-style games allow punters to bet on the outcome of foreign lotteries and are often called lottos..."

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