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The Celebrations’s are pictured at at the launch of new Lotto game changes

The National Lottery says its business model is under threat from a new wave of “rogue operators” that allow punters play online without buying a tick(...)

Tesla shares were back on the ropes on Monday, dropping more 6 per cent within minutes of the opening bell as investors continue to digest the slate of negative headlines around the electric car company

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is to meet tomorrow to examine the implication of the investigation into an alleged data breach at Inde(...)

The National Lottery has described lotto-betting firms such as Lottoland and as “parasites”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Government is expected to come under pressure to crack down on so-called “synthetic lotteries” after Australia last week moved to ban third-party (...)

Websites like Lottoland and are  offering consumers the chance to select numbers both for the Irish lottery  and for the monster draws in the US  where jackpots frequently hit $1bn billion without buying a ticket. Photograph: Getty Images

The internet is proving a boon for lotto operators, with an increasing number of players plugging in online. This boosts ticket sales and leads to big(...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)