The PSA (Phone-paid Services Authority) have published their response to the consulation on SMS lottery entries:
The HLA is happy to report the long awaited consultation on Lottery limits has commenced. The consultation document can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-society-lottery-reform and the document is supported by the information provided to the DCMS by the Gambling Commission, which can be found here http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/consultations/Society-lottery-advice-provided-to-DCMS-002.pdf We urge all members to take note of the significance of this action and recommend that Hospices respond directly to the consultation if they wish to. It is important to the Minister that there is a large positive feedback to the consultation by operators.
Following the implementation of new licence social responsibility codes last week (SR codes 4.3.1 and 4.3.2), the Gambling Commission have updated the following advice notes for lotteries:
The Gambling Commission have published their Enforcement Report for 2017-18.
Much of the content is relating to non-lottery gambling sectors, although the Health Checklists on Pages 10, 14, 17, 21 and 25 are quite useful for self-auditing.
The Phone-Paid Services Authority has launched a consultation inviting feedback on new rules designed to ensure society lottery operators prevent anyone under the age of 16 from being able to enter lotteries by text, provide clear information about how to claim winnings and offer access to gambling addiction support. Find the full consultation document here
The HLA will be responding to this consultation by 17th April 2018.