UK National Lottery operator Camelot has called on the UK government to close a loophole in the Gambling Act 2005, after losing its claim for a judicial review against the Gambling Commission.

The High Court refused Camelot permission to proceed with its claim for judicial review, on the grounds of “its delay and its failure to establish a claim with a real prospect of success.”

Camelot had issued the proceedings against the Gambling Commission earlier this year in March for its “continuing failure” to take regulatory action against the Health Lottery.

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