It is illegal to set up a national lottery to rival Camelot.I mean, just ... why?
That's a serious question. Why would you go to all the effort and expense of setting up a National Lottery and then shut the door behind you to make sure that no-one else could set up in competition? The National Lottery was John Major's idea, and I assume that this rule dates from then. So Tories don't believe in free markets either?
The State: always ready to ban something when it doesn't suit them.