External Lottery Managers (ELMs)
A licensed or registered society or local authority may employ an external lottery manager (ELM) to manage all or part of its lottery. An ELM is defined in section section 257 of the Act (opens in a new tab) as someone that is a person or a body who makes arrangements for a lottery on behalf of a society or local authority but is not a member, officer or employee of the society or authority.
All ELMs must hold a lottery manager’s operating licence issued by the Commission before they can manage a licensed society or local authority lottery or a society lottery registered with a local authority. It is the responsibility of the society or local authority to ensure that before employing anyone to manage all or part of their lottery that person or body holds a valid lottery manager’s operating licence issued by the Commission. A list of licensed ELMs is available on the Commission's website.
The fact that a society or local authority may employ a licensed ELM to manage all or part of its lottery does not absolve the society or local authority from its responsibility for ensuring that the lottery is conducted in such a way as to ensure that it is lawful and fully complies with all licence conditions and the codes of practice. Both the society or local authority and the ELM require an operating licence from the Commission.
ELMs are also required to hold Personal Management Licences for a range of directors and senior managers, including:
- the managing director
- chief executive
- finance director
- compliance manager
- marketing manager
- IT manager.
ELMs also need to hold a remote gambling licence if they intend to sell tickets by means of remote communication (internet, telephone etc).Previous page
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Last updated: 23 February 2021
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