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DCMS Committee to quiz Gambling Commission heads on National Lottery licence competition

30 June 2022

In the fourth session of the What next for the National Lottery? inquiry, MPs are expected to examine the role of the Gambling Commission.

The Commission’s part in awarding the National Lottery licence competition is likely to be explored, with MPs expected to consider what lessons have been learned from the previous competitions and how the process can avoid court cases and deadline extensions in future competitions.  

The Committee is likely to explore whether the Commission’s increasing advertising spend and the threat posed by society lotteries. MPs may also consider the risk of increasing use of instant-win games, more associated with problem gambling, on the National Lottery platform. 

Witnesses

From 10am:

  • Andrew Rhodes, chief executive, Gambling Commission
  • John Tanner, executive director, Gambling Commission

Further information

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