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The National Lottery Changes Operator for First Time in 30 Years

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1 February 2024 marked the start of the Fourth National Lottery Licence and the handover to Allwyn as the operator of The National Lottery.

This is the first time that responsibility for operating The National Lottery has changed hands in its 30-year history. During this time, it has made a huge difference to life in the UK – not just for the millions of prize-winners, but in generating over £48 billion that has been invested in almost 700,000 community, sport, arts and heritage projects. This has all been made possible by those who distribute and use National Lottery funds for amazing projects.

Allwyn will build on the success of the last three decades and is committed to investing significantly over the coming 10 years to reignite the magic that lies at the heart of The National Lottery. Allwyn will gradually introduce changes over the course of the next few years that will strengthen the bond between The National Lottery and consumers, with many more people playing a little, which will lead to more money raised for National Lottery-funded projects.

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The National Lottery has already paid out over £92 billion in prize money and created over 7000 new millionaires or multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994, including more than a millionaire a day on average last year. Allwyn’s games strategy over the course of the licence aims to create even more new millionaires and prize winners.

The high street will continue to play an important role over the coming decade with over 40,000 retailers selling National Lottery products. Allwyn has plans to grow this retail presence even further, with stores standing to benefit from greater sales support, more investment in marketing, new points of sale and, over time, significant upgrades to their technology infrastructure underpinned by Vodafone’s mobile connectivity. Allwyn has already announced a 50% increase in the number of team members supporting retailers.

In addition to in-store changes, Allwyn is investing in a broader technology transformation programme to support the modernisation of The National Lottery, including the move to a new technology platform with Scientific Games. This technology modernisation will enable a richer and more relevant experience for individual players, while also using data to support healthy play, reflecting Allwyn’s commitment to ensure The National Lottery sets the benchmark in this area over the coming years.

The creation of social value is the bedrock of The National Lottery and will shape Allwyn’s custodianship. Allwyn is integrating ambitious environmental and social commitments into every part of how it will operate The National Lottery. Allwyn has started on a journey to create a net zero National Lottery, and ensuring it is inclusive and accessible. Allwyn will also directly invest a ring-fenced £1 million every year from its own profits into social value initiatives, in collaboration with its operational and business partners, to help deliver a positive legacy.

Justin King CBE, Chair of Allwyn UK, said: “We are thrilled to become the new operator of The National Lottery. It is a privilege and a responsibility that we take incredibly seriously. Over the next 10 years, our commitment is to increase returns to National Lottery-funded projects and build a legacy of change for good.”

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Andria Vidler, CEO of Allwyn UK, said: “On Thursday we start the important process of doing more with The National Lottery for the benefit of future generations. It will be a journey that will take time – but one that has many incredible milestones along the way, offering us more opportunities to reflect on all the good that comes from it. This year is particularly significant, with the Olympic and Paralympic Games and The National Lottery’s 30th birthday. We want the birthday year, and the decade that follows, to be full of more unmissable and unforgettable moments for more people in more ways.”

The Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP, UK Government Minister for Sport, Gambling and Civil Society, said: “People up and down the country have been playing The National Lottery for almost 30 years and it will continue to be one of the nation’s favourite pastimes.

“Allwyn’s new licence will see The National Lottery fund even more important initiatives through its commitment to raising millions more pounds for good causes.

“From mental health services and maintaining heritage and the arts, to supporting our Olympians and Paralympians, The National Lottery will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of millions.”

Darren Henley, CEO of Arts Council England and Chair of The National Lottery Distributor Forum, representing all 12 National Lottery good cause distributors across the UK, said: “The National Lottery makes a massive positive impact on people’s lives in villages, towns and cities across the UK, helping communities and organisations to thrive. We’re excited by Allwyn’s vision to grow The National Lottery and to increase the funds it generates for these important projects. National Lottery players make a real difference to the fabric of our society every day. And Allwyn’s plans for a modernised National Lottery will help fund so many good causes in the long term, supporting us as we make the magic of The National Lottery even greater than before.”

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Katie Mahon, Artistic Director of Bloomin’ Buds Theatre Company, said: “Without National Lottery Funding we wouldn’t be able to deliver the volume of support that we do to the local community who are really struggling in current times. To receive support from a funder that understands practical needs such as food parcels and housing alongside arts and cultural engagement is a rarity, and really sets National Lottery funding apart.”

Muntazir Dipoti, National President of The Fed, and an independent retailer, said: “In my capacity as National President of The Fed, I know many of our members have sold The National Lottery since it launched. They’ve been able to see first-hand the huge impact it has had on the UK over that time – through making big winners, of course, but also by funding local community projects and national events like the Olympics and Paralympics. And, in my role as an independent shop owner, having The National Lottery in my store is a no-brainer– many of our loyal customers buy their tickets from us week in, week out. So in addition to boosting my bottom line by selling tickets, it also gets more people through the door of my shop. I’ve had some great conversations with Allwyn over the last year and I know how seriously they’re taking their commitment to retailers, so I’m really excited to see what the next decade brings.”

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Here are this weeks latest slots releases compiled by European Gaming

Spinomenal has expanded its otherworldly Demi Gods Series with the addition of Atlas Unleashed. This epic slots saga unfolds in ancient Greece where the gods rule the reels. The 5×4 design is brought to life with sharp graphics and a momentous soundtrack that lures players into the action. Three Free Spins symbols will instantly launch the feature and will award players with 10 Free Spins. Four Free Spins symbols will award 25 Free Spins and five will gift 50 Free Spins.

Spinomenal bolsters Demi Gods Series with heavenly Atlas Unleashed slot

Forget the dusty saloons of Deadwood R.I.P, the TV dreams of Loner and the spicy dungeons of Kenneth Must Die. This time, you’ll find yourself stranded on a lush island paradise, but paradise takes a dark turn when you discover a Tiki collector with a taste for shrunken heads! Hunted with no food or water, players must face the base game, which features a Progression Bar, where each fallen head is collected. Filling it up will unlock Soul Wilds that progressively increase in size and power. Wild Symbols add 3 points, High Paying Symbols add 2 points and Medium Paying Symbols add 1 point to the bar.

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A blistering experience awaits in Blueprint Gaming’s latest offering Cash Strike Hotstepper, as a host of thrilling mechanics take centre stage, including the eye-catching Hotstepper feature offering lavish cash rewards. Stepping into a retro 3×3 grid, a feast of fruit symbols is accompanied by flaming gold coins with the title’s five pathways offering a mammoth 50,000x the original bet. All cash symbols or fixed jackpots on reels one or three are awarded when they land alongside the sizzling Cash Strike Collect symbol on reel two.

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Inspired Entertainment and Paddy Power, the retail division of Flutter Entertainment plc, proudly announce the launch of Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins, a custom game that combines the distinctive branding of Paddy Power with Inspired’s renowned Gold Cash Freespins theme. Set against the iconic green backdrop of Paddy Power’s signature colour scheme, Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins is a 5-reel, 4-row, 40-winline slot game packed with branded Wilds and symbols, as well as other player-favorite features.

Inspired Launches Bespoke Gold Cash Freespins Game with Paddy Power

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Inspired Entertainment, Inc., a leading B2B provider of gaming content, systems, and solutions, and Paddy Power, the retail division of Flutter Entertainment plc, proudly announce the launch of Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins, a custom game that combines the distinctive branding of Paddy Power with Inspired’s renowned Gold Cash Freespins theme.

Set against the iconic green backdrop of Paddy Power’s signature colour scheme, Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins is a 5-reel, 4-row, 40-winline slot game packed with branded Wilds and symbols, as well as other player-favorite features.

Players can trigger the game’s Free Spins bonus by landing three Paddy Power bonus symbols on a single spin, rewarding players with eight Free Spins. During this feature, only the three highest symbols and stacked Wilds appear on the reels, amplifying the potential for big wins. For players who feel adventurous, a gamble feature is available to boost winnings or earn additional Free Spins. This feature presents two gamble wheels for players to choose from, each offering a different path to success.

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Now available in both a retail and online format, Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins showcases Inspired’s commitment to creating high-quality custom experiences tailored to specific operator brands like Paddy Power. The result is a seamless blend of engaging gameplay and operator-specific branded features that delivers an exceptional brand-extension gaming experience for their players.

“We are delighted to relaunch our popular title Gold Cash Free Spins in partnership with our long-term customers at Paddy Power,” said Richard Terry, UK Market Product Director for Inspired. “The seamless integration of Paddy Power branding into Gold Cash Free Spins provides an exciting, omnichannel gaming experience for Paddy Power players.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Inspired Entertainment once again to create an exclusive gaming experience for our customers,” said Vince Bateson, Head of Gaming at Paddy Power. “Paddy Power Gold Cash Freespins builds on the theme of the original game, which our players loved, and is a fantastic addition to our portfolio.”

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FinteqHub to Present Updates at iGB L!VE 2024

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FinteqHub, a PCI DSS-certified payment gateway solution provider, is set to participate in iGB L!VE 2024, one of the most expected live industry events of the year.

The exhibition will take place on 17–18 July in RAI Amsterdam. iGB L!VE provides a comprehensive platform for live communication in the highly competitive iGaming sector, contributing to its overall development. In 2024, over 300 exhibitors and sponsors, as well as almost 10,000 gaming and affiliate stakeholders are expected to attend. 

This year, the FinteqHub award-winning team, recognised as an Industry Rising Star 2024 at the SiGMA Awards Eurasia, will attend the event for the second time. The company’s experts, with an average of 10 years of tech and consulting experience, will present the product’s recent updates.

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FinteqHub recently enhanced its platform by integrating with notable payment solution providers, including Finshark, Ivy, CallPay, and others. These integrations have expanded its presence in countries such as Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, South Africa, and worldwide in general. The company also expanded its analytics functionality by offering more detailed reports.

Besides PSPs integrations, the company provides banking assistance, helping companies open accounts in reliable banks. Primarily serving the iGaming and betting domains, FinteqHub also advises on the selection of strong banks and EMI providers for clients’ needs.

Vadim Drozd, CEO at FinteqHub, expresses his expectation of the event: “This event gives us an opportunity to show our innovative solutions and communicate with key stakeholders in the industry. Live discussions of the latest industry trends and possibilities of collaboration help elevate the fintech and iGaming sectors. We warmly invite our partners to attend the exhibition and visit our stand.”

FinteqHub will participate in the exhibition alongside its lifetime partner SOFTSWISS. Using this link, current and potential clients can schedule a meeting with FinteqHub experts at stand 12-F30.

 

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About FinteqHub 

FinteqHub is a fresh player in the payment solutions market with the core product – PCI DSS-certified payment gateway for online businesses. It started its journey in 2019 and assembled a team of 150+ top-notch professionals with solid legal, financial, and technical expertise. The company is headquartered in Lithuania, with offices in Malta, Poland, and Georgia. FinteqHub makes the management of payment processing transparent, stable, and flexible. 

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