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What is the relevant legislation?

Lotteries are regulated under the Gambling Act 2005 which came into effect on 1st September 2007. This repealed the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.

The Act introduced a number of changes to the law relating to lotteries which are explained in more detail under Frequently Asked Questions..  Most of the changes are minor and will not greatly affect the way in which society lotteries are run.