The Commission originally intends to announce the preferred bidder by 30 June.
The Commission announces that it has decided to extend the timetable to allow both bidders to improve their proposals.
The Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of GTech resign.
The Commission announces that it has rejected both bids and that it intends to negotiate with The People's Lottery alone.
Camelot seeks a judicial review of the Commission's decision to negotiate with only The People's Lottery.
The High Court overturns the Commission's decision to negotiate solely with The People's Lottery and orders the Commission to readmit Camelot into the competition.
The Chair of the Commission, resigns on the grounds that it is in the public interest that the work of the Commission should proceed without any unnecessary distraction.
A new Commissioner is appointed and elected Chair.
The Commission announces that, by a majority of four to one, the Commissioners have chosen Camelot as the preferred bidder for the new licence.
The dissenting Commissioner resigns.