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Bruce Forsyth

Shell Bruce’s Lucky Deal Promotional Game created and supplied by Don Marketing

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In 1985 John Donovan had the idea of a playing card themed game. This became “Bruce’s Lucky Deal”, a game offering over £4.5 worth of prizes, which was linked to Bruce Forsyth, the popular host of the UK TV game show, “Play Your Cards Right”. The novelty of the promotion launched in the summer of 1985 once again generated media interest and an article in the Financial Times mentioned that the order for 4.5 million packs of Shell-branded Carta Mundi quality playing cards was the world’s largest-ever purchase of its kind.  85 million “Every Card Can Win” scratch cards were printed. The promotion ran on Shell forecourts in the UK and Ireland. read more and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.