The National Lottery Commission has extended for a third time its consultation on whether Camelot should be allowed to enter the e-payment market.

In July the body provisionally barred Camelot from offering mobile phone top-ups and e-payments through its lottery terminals, but extended its consultation until September for other parties to respond.

That deadline was subsequently pushed back to 1 October and has now been extended once again, until 20 October, following the release of new documentation.

“These documents are being made available in order to demonstrate that the process is completely fair and transparent,” the Commission said in a statement.

“To allow consultees time to consider the documents before making their responses, the Commission has extended the closing date for receipt of representations to the provisional decision to 5pm on Wednesday 20 October.”

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