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Sugal & Damani joins race to run the UK National Lottery

Oct 22, 2020

Sugal & Damani Group, a four-decade-old diversified conglomerate that is the largest Lottery Operator of India, announced that it has entered the UK Gambling Commission’s competition to select the operator of the 4th license to run the UK National Lottery by completing its response to the Gambling Commission’s Selection Questionnaire.

Mr. Kamlesh Vijay, Group CEO – Sugal & Damani said, “As a leader in operating lotteries across India and other jurisdictions, Sugal & Damani has shown its deep interest to operate the UK National Lottery since 2007 when it participated and also got selected as a reserve bidder by qualifying all Required Standards like propriety, technology, player protection, channel management, financial capability, etc.

Technology arm of Sugal & Damani, Skilrock Technologies is a leading solution provider for Lottery, Gaming & Commercial Services operations across 26 jurisdictions of the world, including some of the prominent WLA member lotteries with a combined installation base of over 200,000 POS & 7 Million iGaming Players enabled by its platform and content consisting of more than 70 games.

“We are looking for a fair and open competition that UKGC has initiated, we are very much in the game, we are in the final stages of creating a strong consortium of credible partners, the details of which will be shared in due course.”

“As far as the UK lottery market is concerned, it is a large one and highly reputed. There is a huge local following and brand reputation of the UK National lottery but there are challenges in the market too because people are looking for new excitement and there is stiff competition from other gambling products. We believe that people have a soft corner due to the fact that lotteries contribute more towards well defined good causes, so that attitude is a big plus point. However, continued innovation is very much required in a responsible way to consolidate on this soft corner. Being an organization with deep-rooted innovation in every sphere of our activity we are happy to be in the competition” stated Mr. Vijay.

Skilrock Technologies is the technology arm of the US $2.4 billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are pioneers of the Indian lottery & gaming operations over the past 48 years. Skilrock provides end to end technology solutions across the lottery, gaming and payment industry with its R&D centres located at some of the worlds most renowned IT hubs.

  
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