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Camelot gets penalty for announcing wrong details

Camelot, the provider of National Lottery draws in the UK, has been issued with a fine. The fine amounted to £300,00, and was given because it was considered that Camelot were ‘putting public confidence at risk’.

Camelot fined

The regulatory body for wagering in the British Isles, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), announced the Camelot fine on Thursday. The financial penalty is the result of the publication of incorrect details of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle on the National Lottery website. This publication occurred on 10th October, 2015. The UKGC stated that the incorrect results featured on the website for an hour, and consequently, were viewed by 100,000 people.

Failure to fulfil requirements

The UKGC conducted an enquiry into the incident last year, and came to the conclusion that Camelot had failed to fulfil the requirements of their licence. This failure is composed of two crucial details: firstly, that lottery players were given the wrong information; and secondly, that players were given the wrong details because Camelot did not adhere to the appropriate rules and regulations.national lottery

Previous wrong publication

Unfortunately, this is not the only incidence of Camelot’s conduct being called into question. In November and December last year, the UKGC deemed that the organisation had again published inaccurate details on their website. With regard to these incidences, no further action was taken as it was decided that they were ‘low impact’.

Charitable donations

The National Lottery began life in 1994, and has long since been a champion of worthy causes. Since its inception, there has been more than £35 billion awarded to charitable organisations. The recent penalty could put a dent in the public perception of the National Lottery, and reduce the impact of the finances awarded to good causes. UKGC leader Sarah Gardner has stated that it is ‘essential that the public can have confidence in how the National Lottery is run’.

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