The UK government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has conceded that a number of changes to the current legislation governing society lotteries may be necessary and will now explore a range of methods to ensure such operators generate maximum returns for charitable causes.

Responding to a report published in March by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the DCMS will look at potentially prohibiting betting on all licensed UK lotteries, examine whether umbrella organisations for society lotteries should be regulated separately to individual entities, and review sales and prize caps.

The original report noted that the ability to offer odds on the outcome of lottery draws blurred the lines between social lotteries and betting...

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