Czech company wins British National Lottery contract

Czech company Allwyn Entertainment, part of a conglomerate owned by Czech billionaire businessman Karel Komárek, has been made the official operator of the UK National Lottery. The ten-year licence to operate the National Lottery is the largest public sector contract in the UK.

The Gambling Commission, the public body responsible for regulating gambling in Britain, made the decision on Tuesday. They had already chosen Allwyn to be the operator of the licence back in the spring; however, the company Camelot, which has been operating the lottery until now, appealed against the decision.

Allwyn won, among other things, by promising to raise significantly more for charity than Camelot and to invest heavily in new digital products.

Author: Anna Fodor