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Allwyn, the new identity for Sazka’s operations in the UK, has selected Vodafone as its connectivity partner in its bid for the fourth UK National Lottery licence.

Allwyn noted that Vodafone’s connectivity and expertise in innovative technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) can “play a role in the National Lottery experience in the UK”.

Vodafone’s technology, it added, can “enable the integration of new, exciting features and capabilities to keep ahead of consumer demands”, and it will also be “vital to strengthen player protection”.

Allwyn’s Bid Chair Sir Keith Mills said: “At Allwyn, as part of SAZKA Group, we make lotteries better so that they can serve as a force for good. We often do this by bringing the fun back to lotteries that have lost their spark, while always safeguarding our players – ensuring sustainable growth and more money to good causes along the way.

“With innovative partners like Vodafone, an experienced steward in SAKZA Group, and an impressive advisory board that includes Justin King and Brent Hoberman, Allwyn is building an exciting and credible future proposition for the UK market.”

Anne Sheehan, Business Director of Vodafone UK, said: “We have provided market-leading connectivity in the UK for more than 30 years, and we understand the technologies that enable the best, most cutting-edge experiences.

“With our innovative portfolio of 4G, 5G, IoT and fixed connectivity solutions, we can ensure in-app, online and retail journeys are simple and reliable for customers across the UK.”

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