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Licensee name
Postcode Lottery Limited
Principal address
28 Charlotte Square
Licensed activities
Active  help


Where a licence is shown as active, this indicates that the licensee holds a licence that they are able to operate under.

Non remote
External lottery manager  help


This licence entitles you to manage lotteries on behalf of a non-commercial society or local authority. The external lottery manager should not be a member, officer or contracted employee of the society or local authority for whom they are managing lotteries. Find out more about licences for lotteries.

Linked gambling software  help


This licence entitles you to manufacture, supply, install or adapt gambling software by non-remote means in certain restricted circumstances. Find out more about types of gaming machine licence.

External lottery manager  help


This licence entitles you to manage lotteries on behalf of a non-commercial society or local authority and conduct any part of the business, by remote communication (for example, payments for participation in the lottery). Find out more about licences for lotteries.

Warning with conditions attached
Decision date:
28 July 2016
Licence type:
Non - Remote and Remote External Lottery Manager

Following a licence review, the Commission decided that it was appropriate to issue Postcode Lottery Limited t/a People's Postcode Lottery a warning and impose a condition on its licence under section 117(1)(a) and (b) of the Gambling Act 2005.

The reason for the decision was because the Licensee had breached licence condition resulting in a prize exceeding the maximum allowable per draw being paid on eight occasions.

The condition imposed required the Licensee to provide a report to the Commission detailing the proceeds and the individual prizes paid in each lottery.  In reaching its view, the Commission took account of the action the Licensee had taken to address the Commission's concerns during the review.

Other action
No other actions recorded
Domain names
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Trading names
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Active  help


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People's Postcode Lottery

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Also see:

How to complain to a gambling business

Key facts about the gambling industry

Regulatory action