Anorak News | Arise, Camelot Again

Arise, Camelot Again

by | 8th, August 2007

scratcholy.jpgALAN Dedicoat deserves some kind of honour. Maybe a knighthood or a Blue Peter badge at the very least. Something to reward him for his sterling efforts. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)
Alan who, you say? Alan Dedicoat, for God’s sake – the National Lottery announcer who desperately tries to inject some drama into sentences like “this week’s lotto machine is Pegasus, the fifth time its been used in the last seven and a half weeks” before flirting with Jenni what’s-her-face.

Anyway, whether Alan is alive or a recording from beyond the grave, Camelot have once again won the right to run the massive nationwide gambling craze for another 10 years, with the new licence starting in 2009.

Camelot, which has run the Lottery since its launch in 1994, had faced competition from Indian company Sugal & Damani for the licence. But according to a National Lottery Commission spokesman, “Camelot was selected after rigorous scrutiny” as there was “a strong probability that Camelot would achieve higher sales” than Sugal & Damani.

Currently, around £2.2billion is earmarked from Lottery funds for the Olympics. So let’s all keep gambling so that property developers, has-been athletes and Seb Coe can have their day in the sun.

Posted: 8th, August 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink