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4 ‘Fair and open’ provisions

4.3.3 - Lotteries – Information to consumers

Applies to:

All lottery operating licences issued to non-commercial societies, local authorities and external lottery managers

Social responsibility code

Compliance with these is a condition of licences; therefore any breach of them by an operator may lead the Commission to review the operator’s licence with a view to suspension, revocation or the imposition of a financial penalty and would also expose the operator to the risk of prosecution.

  1. Licensees must ensure that clear, transparent, and easily accessible information is made available to consumers to enable them to make an informed choice prior to participating in a lottery. This must include but is not restricted to details of how proceeds are used, the likelihood of winning a prize and how prizes are allocated.

  2. Licensees must take into account the Commission’s guidance on information to lottery players.

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