The Court of Appeal has just reversed the Gambling Commission’s “enabling agreement”, meaning that there will be a delay to the new National Lottery contract that comes into effect in January 2024. Several months ago, the Commission made the decision to award the fourth lottery contract to Allwyn rather than Camelot. Camelot subsequently challenged the decision before launching a lawsuit relating to the UKGC’s handling of the licence awarding process.
Now that the High Court has given Camelot permission to appeal the enabling agreement, the upcoming lottery contract will be automatically suspended until mid-September when the hearings commence. Camelot and its technology partner IGT are looking to claim £600m in damages via their lawsuit.