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OPAP supports public health networks with direct response programme

OPAP has launched a ‘direct response programme’ which will support public health networks and emergency services in its home markets of Greece and Cyprus. Last week OPAP, the operating firm of the Greek National Lottery confirmed that it had donated 500,000 surgical masks and further emergency equipment to be directly used by Greece’s National Health Service.  The Athens-listed firm detailed …

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OPAP starts new CEO search as Damian Cope ends tenure

The board of Athens-listed OPAP SA has revealed that Damian Cope has chosen to end his tenure as Group Chief Executive, and will depart the company in May. Updating company stakeholders, OPAP said that it has started a succession planning process to find Cope’s leadership replacement. Cope will maintain his position as an OPAP board member, and from 1 June …

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Triennial cut impacts Inspired performance

Industry virtual content supplier Inspired Entertainment has reported steady progress across the UK market, after revealing that it had offset the impact of the Triennial Review. Publishing its results for the three-month period and fiscal year ended 31 December 2019, Inspired revealed a 10.4% drop in full-year EBITDA, dropping from $54.7m in 2018 to $49m. Full-year total revenue was up …

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New look OPAP bolsters its executive management team

Athens-listed Greek gambling group OPAP SA has announced a series of executive C-level appointments to strengthen its commercial development and leadership capacities. Long-term executive Jan Karas has been promoted to the leadership position of Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) having previously served as Chief Operations Officer of OPAP’s retail division. Karas retail responsibilities have been transferred to OPAP Group Chief Operations Officer …

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PBS debuts Quantum platform with OPAP

Omni-channel sports betting solutions provider Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has teamed up with OPAP to roll out its new sports betting digital platform, Quantum. Under the terms of the agreement, OPAP will become the first operator to gain access to the Quantum platform. It strengthens the existing partnership between PBS and OPAP after the two agreed to integrate the PBS …

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FDJ monitors 2020 National Lottery tender options

The Daily Telegraph has this weekend reported that the governance of Française des Jeux (FDJ) has held private discussions with investment bank Rothschild to assess options to compete in the UK National Lottery 2020 tender. A confident FDJ eyes its future opportunities having completed one of Europe’s biggest 2019 IPOs floating on the Paris Euronext Exchange this November, securing a …

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Smooth VLT upgrade sees OPAP confident of delivering on all 2019 targets

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA is confident it will deliver on its full-year corporate expectations after recording a strong Q3 2019 performance including growth across all core metrics. Continuing to reap the benefits of its VLT and systems upgrade, OPAP maintains year-to-date revenues of €1.173 billion – up 6% on year-to-date (YTD) 2018 comparatives of €1.106 billion. Publishing its latest …

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OPAP secures Greek market clearance on Stoiximan investment

Greece’s markets & competition authority HCC has granted its approval for market leader OPAP to acquire a majority stake in online bookmaker Stoiximan Group. The transaction initiated at the start of 2019, sees OPAP agree to acquire a 51% stake in Stoiximan for €95 million, a Greek and Cypriot online sportsbook property operated by Malta-based European online gambling group GML …

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Greece shows no movement on 35% GGR tax rate

Seeking to reform its online gambling marketplace, the Greek government maintains that it will stand by its contested 35% tax charge on gross gambling revenues (GGR). At the start of October, the Greek government approved a series of reforms updating the nation’s gambling frameworks with regards to licensing and taxation. Controversially, the Greek government retained its 35% GGR tax charge but …

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Goalbet challenge sees Greek Council revoke OPAP online betting licence

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA is facing disruption in its home market of Greece following the decision taken by the State Council to revoke the operator’s online sports betting licence. Judges of Greece’s highest-ranking administrative court upheld an appeal made by Austrian operator Goalbet, who challenged the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) licensing approval of OPAP online sportsbook subsidiary Pame Stoixima. The …

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