|The Times recently reported plans from Michael Grade, chairman-designate of Camelot, the National Lottery operator, to fight plans to deregulate gambling. |
The recently released, Home Office sponsored, gambling review includes proposals that would allow players to place side bets on the lottery numbers. The review also proposes increasing the limits on society operated lotteries from the current limit of £100,000 ($150,000).
Mr Grade and the Camelot organisation are planning to say that takings from the lottery fell by 20 percent when side bets were introduced in Ireland, Mr Grade also pledged to increase Camelotís payment to charities and good causes during the next license period.