Lottery Start-Up Accuses Camelot Of Anti-Competitive Behaviour

A lottery operator start-up is set to complain to the UK Gambling Commission about what it alleges is anti-competitive behaviour on the part of National Lottery operator Camelot over a rival Co-op own-brand scratchcard.

Nektr, which was founded by ex-Camelot and global lottery experts Craig Scott, Spyros Spyrou, Ian Arnold, Barry Griffiths and Richard Peel, signed a deal in January 2017 to launch a suite of £1 and £2 Co-op own-brand scratchcards with the UK’s largest retailer of National Lottery products, the Co-op Food Group.

However, when the new display units were made available with the Co-op late last year, Nektr says that Camelot voiced concerns to the retailer.

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