British Heart Foundation

Complaints and Disputes Procedure

Any complaints regarding the draw can be made directly to the British Heart Foundation by contacting our dedicated supporter care team on 0300 330 3322 or by email at

We will respond to initial complaints and queries within 48 hours of receipt of the complaint.

If the complaint is not satisfactorily resolved, the matter will be escalated to a British Heart Foundation Director.

Every complaint will be taken seriously and fully considered by the British Heart Foundation in order that a satisfactory resolution can be achieved.

In the event that a satisfactory outcome can still not be reached, in accordance with the agreed protocol arranged on behalf of members of the Lotteries Council the matter will be referred to The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), which acts as an impartial adjudicator on disputes that arise between gambling operators and their customers.

ii. The player will be provided with IBAS referral details.
iii. The outcome of IBAS intervention will be reported to the Gambling Commission.

The Weekly Flutter is licensed by the Gambling Commission.

Promoter: British Heart Foundation, Greater London House, 180 Hampstead Road, London.

Responsible People: Amanda Bringans and Mike Taylor

All profits from the Weekly Flutter go to the BHF’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal

Registered Charity Number: 225971

Complaints and Disputes Procedure:

British Heart Foundation will:

a) Make this Complaints and Disputes Procedure available to a potential or actual customer ("the customer”) via the British Heart Foundation website, or upon request.

b) Handle all complaints in accordance with this Complaints and Disputes Procedure

c) Advise the Gambling Commission on the status of all disputes that are referred to the Promoter (see below).

d) The Complaints and Disputes Procedure is outlined as follows:

Stage 1

In the event that a customer has encountered a problem or has a concern to raise in respect of the lottery, then the British Heart Foundation will in the first instance advise the customer to contact the Weekly Flutter Office.

Any problems or concerns that are brought to the Weekly Flutter Office’s attention will be formally recorded within the lottery Complaints Log, initially as an ‘incident’, for British Heart Foundation future analysis and Gambling Commission reporting purposes.

We aim to respond as soon as possible, but normally within five days. If the investigation of the complaint is likely to take longer than five days, we will write to you to let you know the proposed timescales and next steps, aiming to resolve your complaint within a maximum of 30 days.

We will investigate your complaint involving relevant parties as necessary.

We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your complaint and any actions we have taken as a result of this.

Stage 2

If you are unhappy with the resolution of your complaint, you should put your complaint in writing to Mike Taylor, British Heart Foundation, Greater London House, 180 Hampstead Road, London NW1 7AW

The matter will be escalated to a ‘dispute’, if applicable.

You will then be sent an acknowledgement of your complaint in writing, within 48 hours of us receiving it and an investigation of your complaint will then begin.

Every effort will be made to complete this investigation within 7 days of receipt.

We will then contact you with our findings, recommendations and proposed actions.

Stage 3

If you are still not satisfied, we will refer you to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service IBAS ( within two months of our decision.

IBAS will act as an impartial adjudicator after the complaint/dispute has been through both of the above stages of our own internal dispute procedure and a deadlock still exists. An IBAS panel of experts will apply their specialist knowledge to the facts and adjudicate by reference to our own terms and conditions.

Need help?

Call our Weekly Flutter helpline on 01524 752050
Phone lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Weekly Flutter is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.

License number: 004818.


Must be 18 or over to play. Underage gambling is an offence. £1 per entry.

Responsible people: Amanda Bringans and Mike Taylor.

Promoter: The British Heart Foundation, Greater London House, 180 Hampstead Road, London NW1 7AW

In 2019, the likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 165 in our regular Weekly Lotteries

In 2019 our total lottery & raffle proceeds were: £3,041,133
31.06% was spent on spent on promoting and running our lottery & raffles, 12.61% was spent on prizes and 56.33% was spent on the work of BHF, helping to fund our vital research into heart & circulatory diseases.

All profits from the Weekly Flutter go to BHF. For full terms and conditions, information about your chances of winning and how we use lottery proceeds, please visit or call 01524 752050 to request a copy by post or email.

If you feel you have a problem with gambling visit or call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133