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Can you broadcast a lottery advert in the UK before the 9pm watershed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 04/10/2016

The following Commercial Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can you broadcast a lottery advert in the UK before the 9pm watershed?

In answering this Q&A, we have limited our research to cover the National Lottery or another lottery with a gambling licence rather than a prize promotion.

The Gambling Act 2005 (GA 2005) came into force in 2007 and regulates commercial gambling in the UK. Camelot currently hold the gambling licence to run the National Lottery and are therefore subject to the provisions of the GA 2005 and also the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising (BCAP Code).

The general rule when considering the suitability of television advertising for licensed gambling

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