If you want to run or promote a lottery, there are two types of licence that you may need from the Gambling Commission - an operating licence and a personal management licence.
The rules surrounding the promotion of lotteries.
The Gambling Act 2005 clarifies the distinction between lotteries, competitions, and free draws.
Registered societies and local authorities may employ an external lottery manager (ELM) to run all or part of their lotteries. ELMs must be licensed by the Gambling Commission.
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