August 13, 2022

Media mogul Richard Desmond launches third authorized problem towards playing watchdog’s choice to award Nationwide Lottery to Allwyn

Billionaire:  Karel Komarek (pictured with spouse Stepanka)

Media mogul Richard Desmond has launched the third authorized problem towards the playing watchdog’s choice to award the Nationwide Lottery to Czech operator Allwyn.

Desmond’s Northern & Shell and a subsidiary, the New Lottery Firm, have taken authorized motion towards the Playing Fee, in line with a excessive courtroom submitting dated April 13 – turning into the third celebration to problem the award. 

The previous proprietor of the Categorical and Star newspapers had tabled a bid for the contract alongside the present lottery operator Camelot and playing tech enterprise IGT. 

However a month in the past the Playing Fee gave the contract to Allwyn Leisure, placing an finish to 27 years of unbroken operation by Camelot. 

Allwyn, based by Czech billionaire Karel Komarek, will take over working the Nationwide Lottery from 2024. 

Camelot has claimed there was a breach of guidelines in the course of the bidding course of and requested for a evaluate of the Playing Fee’s dealing with of the method. IGT has additionally filed a declare. 

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