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Does the national lottery need more competition

In July 2003, the Government announced plans to allow more companies to participate in the National Lottery. Competition can be a powerful mechanism for delivering lower prices, higher quality and innovation.

In this case, however, it is far from clear that more competition would benefit the good causes that the lottery is intended to support. This bulletin, which summarises a recent Frontier Economics report completed for Camelot, explains why.

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