Future operators of the UK National Lottery could be handed a shorter licence and face increased regulation of scratchcards, a government committee heard on Wednesday.
UK Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison indicated that future licences were likely to be shorter than Camelot’s current 14-year deal to operate the monopoly.
Asked by MPs whether the current licence, which was extended by four years in 2012 and has seen the lottery giant increase profits by more than 120 percent since 2009, had been too generous, she said licence terms would be reviewed.
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