Brendan Howlin was delighted last Thursday, marking the take over of the National Lottery by Premier Lotteries Ireland, a consortium involving (...)

New partnership: Alex Kovach, managing director of Camelot, and Dermot Griffin, chief executive of the National Lottery in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

As the first lottery in Europe, and only the second worldwide, to sell the licence for an up-front payment, the performance of the newly privat(...)

Premier Lotteries Ireland, a consortium involving An Post and UK operator Camelot, will take over the running of the National Lottery in 12 months’ time.

Contracts for the €405 million sale of the National Lottery were finally signed today placing the franchise in private hands for the first time in (...)

 A lucky winner of the lottery. The Government’s planned €405 million sale of the franchise to the Premier Lotteries consortium has been held up because of a dispute over the transfer arrangements.

The Labour Court has moved to reassure National Lottery workers on their future job security ahead of a key vote on the planned sale of the business. (...)

Proposal would cost Premier Lotteries about €22.5 million, on top of the €405 million it has already agreed to pay the Government for the licence.

Retailers are hoping to cash in on the State’s lottery privatisation by seeking a once-off “loyalty” payment of €15,000 each from the incoming operato(...)

A union vote by 111 lottery staff, who manage the multimillion weekly Lotto draws, produced a deadlock, with 53 workers backing the proposals, 53 opposing and five abstaining.

The State’s protracted lottery privatisation took a new twist yesterday when a crucial union vote on the transfer of the business ended in stalemate.A(...)

UK firm Camelot disputes the accuracy of Seán Fleming’s comments. Photograph: Eric Luke

The operator of the UK lottery has strongly rejected a suggestion by Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming that it was seeking to get rid of charity lotteries b(...)

The Government is expected to sign contracts with Premier Lotteries as early as next month if the three unions vote in favour of the proposals.

National Lottery boss Dermot Griffin is to be kept on as chief executive by the new private operator of the franchise.Mr Griffin will be appointed chi(...)

People at a National Lottery stand in the Dublin. Most of the 103 staff at the operation’s Dublin headquarters are employees of An Post on permanent secondment to the lottery. Photograph: Eric Luke

The sale of the State’s lottery franchise, which is set to net the exchequer €405 million, is being held up because of a row over the proposed transfe(...)

Intralot, the third biggest gaming technology company in the world, supplies gaming services to state lotteries in Europe, North America and Asia. Last year it generated €1.3 billion in revenue.

Greek gaming firm Intralot looks set to become the new technology supplier to the Irish lottery. The Athens-based company is understood to have struck(...)

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