Greek Politicians Praise Online Betting Law, Industry Demurs

Greek politicians lined up to defend their latest online regulations on Wednesday, but industry players found plenty of points to criticise.

Speaking at a University of the Peloponnese conference on the Greek sports-betting market in Athens, Greek finance minister Christos Staikouras said the New Democracy government had “done what the previous government did not do, and we did it in three months”.

Staikouras said its proposals, which were notified to the European Commission on New Year’s Eve, would “update the context of online betting and ensure competition between operators" by sweeping away a nine-year old system of temporary licensing.

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