Camelot woos regulator

Lottery operator Camelot said yesterday it had tweaked a plan to let consumers pay bills on its lottery terminals in an effort to win over regulators. The National Lottery Commission, which last month provisionally rejected the proposal on the grounds that it might breach European Union or competition law, has responded by extending a public consultation process on the plan by two weeks. Approval of Camelot’s proposals would mean it could compete with the likes of London-listed electronic payment firm PayPoint.