The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport has expressed concern over the growth of new online betting products linked to UK and multi-national lotteries which are under no obligation to return any money to good causes, with a prohibition of betting on lotteries online and in betting shops one of a series of measures under consideration.

Following a recent hearing by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the department has published a report on society lotteries which includes a number of recommendations which have been sent to the UK Gambling Commission to consider.

One of the issues raised concerned the placing of bets on the outcome of international lotteries and lottery-style draws conducted specifically for the purposed of betting.

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