The National Lottery Commission has confirmed that it has received bids from current incumbent Camelot and Sugal and Damani, India’s biggest lottery operator, for the next licence to run the UK lottery. The winner will be announced by the end of June 2007 and the licence will be finalised by late August.
Camelot chief executive Dianne Thompson marked Sugal and Damani as serious competitors. “I don’t underestimate them at all. Well done to the National Lottery Commission. They wanted a competition and they have got one,” she commented.