Camelot asks for leave to appeal against High Court decision on Health Lottery

It says the court's rejection of its application for a judicial review of the Gambling Commission's handling of the Health Lottery was 'legally flawed'

The Health Lottery
The Health Lottery

- This story has been corrected; please see final paragraph

The National Lottery operator Camelot has lodged an appeal against the rejection of its application for a judicial review of the Gambling Commission’s oversight of the Health Lottery.

Camelot applied in March for a judicial review of the commission’s regulation of the 51 community interest companies that make up the Health Lottery because it believed the lottery was attempting to commercialise society lotteries in a way that broke both the spirit and letter of the law. 

The High Court last month rejected Camelot’s application, but Camelot said at the time that the judgment was "legally flawed" and that it would appeal.

A spokeswoman for Camelot this week confirmed that papers had been lodged with the Court of Appeal. She said: "Camelot’s application to appeal was filed on 28 August."

A spokesman for the Gambling Commission declined to comment on the appeal. A spokeswoman for the Health Lottery also declined to comment.

- Camelot has applied for leave to appeal against the decision but permission to appeal has not yet been granted

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