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THE BRITISH RED CROSS AND LOTTOLAND LAUNCH DIGITAL SCRATCHCARD

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Leading online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has launched a scratchcard in partnership with the British Red Cross. The digital scratchcard is available to play on the Lottoland UK site and has a top prize available of £50,000 with 20p of every £1 stake going directly to the British Red Cross.

For over 150 years, the British Red Cross has been responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies, in the UK and around the world. They enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities.

 

Anna Lovell, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Red Cross said: “We are delighted to be launching this digital scratch card with Lottoland. Their support alongside all our partners means we can continue our vital work to reach and protect the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.”

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “The British Red Cross is such an important charity and we are really proud to be able to launch a scratchcard in support of this great cause, and the work that they do.

 

“As a business, we are always looking for ways to offer our customers more choice through our games and lotto product. This scratchcard is something we are delighted to be offering, by providing an option for those who want to play for a chance to win, as well as supporting a good cause.”

 

Earlier this month, Lottoland also launched its charity lotto betting game in the UK, called Win-Win Charity Lotto, with a jackpot of £250,000 for every draw. As Lottoland’s first charity focused lotto in the UK, 20p of every pound bet is donated to four charities – British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy, and The Marine Conservation Society.

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has grown rapidly to become the world leading online lotto betting provider, allowing people to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world.

 

For more information about the new scratchcard launched in partnership with the British Red Cross, please click here: https://www.lottoland.co.uk/scratchcards/britishredcross

LOTTOLAND LAUNCHES FIRST CHARITY LOTTO

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Win-Win Charity Lotto will support four UK charities

 

Leading online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has launched its first charity focused lotto in the UK, where 20p of every pound bet will be donated to four charities – The British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy, and The Marine Conservation Society.

 

Each bet of the Win-Win Charity Lotto will cost £1 and the jackpot will be fixed at £250,000 for every draw. The game format and results will be based on the popular French Lotto, with draws taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Five balls will be drawn out of a total of 49, with 10 bonus balls up for grabs.

 

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are delighted to be able to launch our charity lotto betting game here in the UK and are delighted to have these four fantastic charities on board, all of whom support amazing causes.

 

“The whole team at Lottoland are excited to see the launch of the Win-Win Charity Lotto, it’s something we’ve been working on for some time and absolutely feels like the right step for the business. We believe we’ve found a good balance, as the respective charities will all appeal to a different audience and yet are all equally, immeasurably important in what they do.”

 

Katherine Ross, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Red Cross said: “The British Red Cross has been supporting people at every stage of crisis for over 150 years, both in the UK and around the world. In the aftermath of crisis, we are there to help people rebuild their lives and create a more sustainable future. In the UK, we respond to an emergency on average every four hours, from fires and floods to power outages and terror attacks. Through the kindness of our supporters, we can continue our vital work to protect the most vulnerable people.”

 

Tracey Bleakley, CEO at Hospice UK commented; “Hospice UK are delighted to be partnering with Lottoland on the Win Win Charity Lotto. Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. The Win Win Charity lotto will help us continue our work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.”

 

Richard McIlwain, Deputy Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, said: “As one of the charities that will benefit from Lottoland’s new Win-Win Charity Lotto, Keep Britain Tidy will be able to undertake more work to support communities up and down the country in improving their local environment so that they can love where they live and feel the benefits that come from having access to great parks, beaches and public spaces.”

 

Mike Crossley, Director of Fundraising and Marketing  at The Marine Conservation Society commented; “At what is such a challenging time for charities across every sector, it’s fantastic to have the support of Lottoland. The money raised by players of Lottoland will be immensely valuable to our ongoing work fighting for our ocean, working towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier future where both nature and people thrive.”

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has grown rapidly to become the world leading online lotto betting provider, allowing people to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world – it has a range of jackpots on offer at any one time so that people can pick and choose how they want to bet. For more information, please visit www.lottoland.co.uk.

Lottoland launches “Deal or No Deal Lotto”

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Leading online lotto company offers a chance to win a million with new Lotto game

 

World leading online lotto operator, Lottoland, has launched a new game based on the legendary game show, Deal or No Deal, which ran for 11 years in the UK and was hosted by Noel Edmonds.

 

With the new “Deal or No Deal Lotto”, players choose six numbers from 1 to 49 and look to match as many of these as possible via Lottoland’s Instant Win draw. If they match any numbers, they get the chance to “Beat the Banker” in a fun and fast, red box game, just like the show, where they could multiply their win or win just a penny!

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing this game to the market – “Deal or No Deal” was an iconic gameshow presented by the legendary Noel Edmonds and we are thrilled to be able to offer this as our latest TV-branded lotto game.

 

“We are hoping to build on Noel’s winning streak when it comes to TV shows – with hits including  Telly Addicts, Noel’s House Party and The Late, Late Breakfast Show in his career, he’s got a great track record for picking winning formats, having also also done brief stints with Top of The Pops, Top Gear and quite recently the huge ITV show,  I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

 

“We are always trying to find new ways to innovate in the sector and bring more choice to our customers – we plan to have a lot of fun with this lotto game and look forward to seeing how our customers get on when trying to ‘Beat the Banker’ themselves.”

 

With a strong track record of innovation, Lottoland’s new Deal or No Deal Lotto is the latest in a string of new games that the company has brought to market. Last year, it launched a £20m scratchcard, providing the largest lump-sum prize available through a single scratchcard.

 

Prior to this, the company achieved a Guinness World Records title for the Largest Online Gambling Payout, when a lucky winner from Germany scooped the EuroJackpot top prize of €90 million (£79m) at Lottoland.

 

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto. It allows people to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world – it has a range of jackpots on offer at any one time so that people can pick and choose how they want to bet. For more information, please visit https://www.lottoland.co.uk/instantwin/dondlotto.

CIARA LALLY JOINS LOTTOLAND AS CHIEF LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

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Ciara joins from GVC Group

World leading online lotto operator Lottoland has today announced the appointment of Ciara Lally as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Ciara will join Lottoland executive team and will be responsible for all of Lottoland’s legal, compliance and regulatory affairs.

 

Ciara joins from GVC Group where she has held various senior roles within the legal and compliance team over the past 9 years, most recently as Group IP Counsel, prior to that she has held assistant general counsel and regulatory affairs positions at Bwin and at Bet Victor.

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland welcomed Ciara to the company, saying; “I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Ciara as our new Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Ciara brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Lottoland, that we will benefit from as we grow and deliver our strategy.”

 

Ciara Lally commented; “I’m really pleased to be joining the Lottoland team and can’t wait to meet everyone and get stuck in. Having been based in Gibraltar, I’ve been able to watch Lottoland launch and develop and I really admire how they have done so in such a regulated and competitive environment. I look forward to helping deliver the strategy and seeing the business grow.”

 

Ciara joins Lottoland with immediate effect and will report into Nigel Birrell.

Lottoland launches ‘P.A.R.E.N.T’

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An Educational ‘Youth Gaming’ Awareness Program for Teachers, Parents and Children

Department for Education, teachers, parents and more stand united for new campaign

 

A new campaign devised by Lottoland, in conjunction with Government education officials in Gibraltar, has been launched to help mitigate the risks posed by online gaming trends among young people today.

 

Lottoland’s P.A.R.E.N.T initiative will support parents, educators and youth representatives across the board to educate, inspire and empower young people to not only stay safe online but also strike a balance between ‘online’ and ‘offline’ following its official launch in Gibraltar this week.

 

Designed to help all those involved in youth gaming ‘stay on their game’ with regards to online risks, the scheme is being rolled out in conjunction with Gibraltar’s Department for Education following initial consultation with teachers, NGOs and other stakeholders based locally.

 

Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland, said: “Focus group discussions held at the University in Gibraltar helped us create a forum of people crucial in bringing this scheme to life, and the response we have had has been incredibly positive.

 

“Together, we will provide young people today with the resources they need to ensure they are empowered to ‘switch off’ when they need to, and ‘switched on’ enough to enjoy all that online gaming has to offer with the self-awareness required to stay safe and sound at all times.”

 

Focusing on six key behaviours essential for responsible gaming, discussions held ahead of the campaign’s launch during Responsible Gaming Week (Nov 1 – 7) have led to plans for teachers to work with parents and help them get their children to ‘Switch off to Switch on’.

 

These six key areas are:

 

P – Parent

A – Awareness

R – Responsibility

E – Environment

N – Nurture

T – Trust

 

As such, PARENT scheme training sessions, delivered by Young Gamblers Education Trust, for primary and secondary teachers will begin in early 2019, subject to further conversation with Government education officials.

 

Evidence from programmes rolled out in Gibraltar will then also be used to launch PARENT in other countries through the European Lotto Betting Association, of which Lottoland is a founding member.

 

The campaign otherwise comes after Lottoland researchers* also found:

 

  • Almost half the nation’s children enjoy unlimited time online each day – and 1 in 5 have access to online games without any restrictions in place at all.
  • Children’s online gaming habits cost the average UK parent £31 in charges – a third of whom are unaware of the costs due to them until it is time to pay
  • Almost one in five (18%) parents with children aged 7-16 in the UK do not know you can play games with other users live over the internet.
  • More than a quarter of UK parents with children aged 16 or younger admit to knowing ‘none’, ‘very few’ or only ‘some’ of their online friends.  
  • Half of all UK youngsters spend up to four hours a day online in the school holidays – and almost twice the amount of time on average that they do in term time.

 

Lee Willows, Chief Executive, YGAM says ‘It is a pleasure to be working alongside Lottoland to deliver this important new campaign. The insight from OnePoll paints a similar picture to what parents tell us in England and in response, YGAM has now developed a suite of resources aimed specifically at teachers and parents. In line with the message from the UK Gambling Commission, we believe empowering both with timely and relevant material so they can have conversations with their children around gaming is important. This launch is timely during Responsible Gambling Week and we are looking forward to working with Lottoland and the Department for Education to create awareness year round and take this important campaign to other jurisdictions.’

 

Although not directly involved in the delivery of social gaming, Lottoland’s commitment to the promotion of responsible behaviour online is one the company takes extremely seriously. As a leading online betting site based in Gibraltar, introduction of the PARENT scheme is just one of many ways in which the company seeks to provide ongoing support to the community around it.

 

Nigel Birrell added: “Industry operators often focus inside our businesses when it comes to helping and supporting our customers, and rightly so – we have to tick all the right boxes and above all be responsible operators.”

 

“Research shows that issues can start from a much younger age than amongst those players simply aged 18 or older, however, and Lottoland felt strongly that we could and should be doing more in the countries we operate in.”

 

“PARENT is a pioneering venture which will equip parents, teachers and others involved in the care and education of young people today with the awareness, control and responsibility they need to successfully navigate today’s online gaming environment, both in Gibraltar and hopefully worldwide too,” he said.

 

ENDS

 

* The study was conducted by OnePoll between 19th and 28th of September, 2018 and polled 2000 parents of children aged 7-16. Participants were recruited online and were paid to participate.

 

For any media enquiries, please contact:

For more information contact Jess Childs or Bethan Rees at Front Door Communications on 02920 020360 or email [email protected], or Laura Pearson, Head of Corporate Affairs at Lottoland by emailing [email protected] or [email protected].

 

About Lottoland

Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto. Innovation, coupled with the freedom to offer players a unique and enhanced lottery experience, has been key to the company’s success. In June 2018, Lottoland paid out €90 million to one lucky winner in Germany – this win has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the Largest online gambling payout. This is also the biggest payout for Lottoland to date.

 

The Gibraltar-based business is active in 13 markets, has over 350 employees, and more than 8 million customers worldwide. Lottoland is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy and the Northern Territory’s Racing Commission in Australia.

 

Lottoland enters the FT Future 100

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12/09/18

This inaugural list has sought to find the fastest growing UK companies that are also making an impact on their industry or wider society.To make it into this first edition of the FT Future 100 UK, businesses had to excel in one of four categories, three of them qualitative and one based purely on data. The qualitative categories identified companies seeking to make a positive impact via their environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, or promoting diversity, or disrupting their industry.

https://www.ft.com/reports/ft-future-100-uk