You may have heard the news that the Gambling Commission has today announced the outcome of the consultation into the use of credit cards in gambling, including lotteries.

As you know, the HLA opposed the ban because whilst it was recognised that this was a significant issue for gambling overall, the society lottery sector is low risk and we believe our supporters are to be disadvantaged disproportionately from the problem being addressed.

Read more: Use of credit cards in gambling

Please note that this affects ‘All remote licences except any lottery licence the holder of which only provides facilities for participation in low frequency or subscription lotteries’.

This means that hospices running the usual weekly subscription draw are not affected by this amendment. It is, as always, important that Hospices read carefully and decide for themselves if their lottery operation is affected by changes to the LCCP and to take appropriate steps as needed.


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