Government seeks to support society lottery sector and maximise returns
“On the 29th June, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport launched a consultation setting out the Government’s proposals on society lottery reform.
Current proposals follow DCMS’ call for evidence completed in March 2015, recommendations made by the then Culture Media and Sport Select Committee and advice provided by the Gambling Commission.
The Gambling Commission was asked to consider the following objectives in its advice:
Large Society Lotteries: (Government preferred options)
Small Society Lotteries (No Government preferred options)
Changing the thresholds at which small society lotteries require a Gambling Commission Operating Licence would bring more lotteries into a lighter touch regime and reduce regulatory burdens:
For further information on this or any other legal related gambling issues contact solicitor Richard Bradley on 0115 953 8500.
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