UK: Government shows its hand in the ongoing debate around society lotteries

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) has published its response to the conclusions and recommendations of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s (“the Committee’s”) report on Society Lotteries.

The Government clearly intends to take steps to overhaul the way society lotteries operate and to also address the concerns raised by the Gambling Commission around the interplay between lotteries and other gambling products and the way they are collectively marketed and operated.

Further consultations are promised and the issues identified are now back with the Commission to take forward with clear support from the Government.

The Government’s statement can be read here.