In response to speculation, we can confirm that Allwyn is engaged in advanced discussions with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) which may lead to it purchasing Camelot’s U.K operations. If an agreement were to be reached, it would be subject to regulatory approvals. Our shared objective is to reach an agreement which would best serve the interests of the many stakeholders of The National Lottery, in particular the good causes it supports as well as the employees of Camelot and Allwyn UK.
Allwyn is a leading global lottery operator with wagers grown up to €19 billion in just over ten years. Allwyn builds better lotteries that return more to good causes by focusing on innovation, technology, efficiency and safety across a growing casual gaming entertainment portfolio. The lottery-first approach of focusing on affordable recreational play has earned Allwyn leading market positions with trusted brands across Europe in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece and Cyprus, and Italy.
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