The Gambling Commission have published a consultation which sets out their proposals to change some parts of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) applicable to lottery operators and gives an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes. Its main focus is on transparency of information to consumers on lotteries promoted by societies, local authorities and external lottery managers (ELMs).

This consultation details the proposed changes by way of two new licence codes as well as clarifying what the Commission recognises as low frequency, high frequency and instant win lotteries in certain remote codes, and invites comments on these issues. They intend to make these changes by April 2018, to coincide with changes to data requirements announced following the recent consultation on regulatory data collection.

Our guiding principles throughout this review process is to ensure consumers have information available to them on the nature of the lottery products on offer, and the percentage of lottery proceeds returned to the purposes of each society. This will raise awareness amongst consumers by helping them to make informed decisions about which products they choose to gamble on.

You can see the consultation together with details of how to respond at the link below. The closing date for responses is 30 September 2017.

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/Consultations/Open-consultations/Have-your-say-on-changes-to-society-lottery-codes-of-practice.aspx

The HLA will respond to this consultation on it's members behalf.

You are welcome to respond independantly.

 

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