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Hellenic State Lotteries
Address: 68 A Pireos Street GR-10304 Athens, Greece
E-mail Address: laxeia@otenet.gr
Internet: http://www.kratika-laxeia.gr
Phone: 30.1.523.1495
Fax: 30.1.523.7743
Population: 10.5 million
Lottery Director: Constantinos Moraitis
Year Lottery Founded: 1862
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2006:
GRD107.9 billion
EUR376.9 million (GRD 128.4)
Games Offered: Traditional lottery - Instant tickets
Beneficiaries: National treasury
Jurisdiction: Greece



News 2011
April 7, 2011 Greece to Revise Proposed Gambling Bill
April 7, 2011 Greece to Revise Proposed Gambling Bill


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Net Entertainment Interim Report January-June 2010; Three New Agreements Signed With Tier 1 Operators
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (August 26, 2010)
SECOND QUARTER 2010 ...................Subscribers

Greece Begins Consultations on Gambling Regulation
ATHENS, Greece (August 26, 2010) -- The Greek government on Thursday said it has started public consultations on a legislative plan to regulate gambling......Subscribers

Greece to Privatize State Holdings in Various Casinos, But No Change in the Government's Holdings of OPAP
ATHENS, Greece (June 3, 2010) -- The Greek government announced long-delayed plans to privatize state-owned companies as part of its attempt to fix the country's public finances and chip away at the massive public debt.....................Subscribers

Lottery, Betting Monopoly Not on Government’s Privatization List
ATHENS, Greece (May 25, 2010) -- In return for a 110 billion euro EU/IMF bailout, Greece committed to prepare a plan by the end of this year to sell off state assets and enterprises and raise at least 3 billion euros by 2013.......................Subscribers

Greeks Rush to Purchase "Joker" Lottery Tickets
LONDON, UK (April 16, 2010) - Thousands of Greeks have flocked to lottery stations to buy tickets for a record jackpot, Greece’s "Joker" lottery has accumulated the 19 million euro prize after being rolled over since February.............Subscribers

Lottery Privatization Could Help Greece Overcome the Serious Economic Crisis
ATHENS, Greece (April 12, 2010) - Privatization of Greek state-controlled companies could help overcome the serious economic crisis in the country, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)...................Subscribers

Greece Set for Tax Reform – Lotteries Included
ATHENS, Greece (February 8, 2010) - Greece is putting the final touches to the tax reform bill and public sector incomes policy it plans to unveil later this week, part of its drive to increase state revenues and reduce its deficit. The measures are.......................Subscribers

Gambling houses in Thessaloniki and Gevgelija Are At War
ATHENS, Greece (December 25, 2009) - Gambling houses in Thessaloniki and Gevgelija (FormerYugoslav Republic of Macedonia) are reported to be at war over the turnover....................Subscribers

Greece Suspends Ten Percent Lottery Tax Until April 30
ATHENS, Greece (December 18, 2009) - Greece said on Friday it suspended a ten (10%) percent tax on lottery winnings announced earlier this year until April 30, 2010..................Subscribers

Greece to Levy 10% Tax on Gambling Winnings as of 21 September
ATHENS, Greece (August 26, 2009) -- As of 21 September Greece is to levy a 10% tax on gambling winnings, Greek Ethnos daily reports on its Internet site..................Subscribers

Government Plans Amendments to Lottery Tax Legislation, Ponders Possible Introduction of Tax on Internet Gaming
ATHENS, Greece (July 20, 2009) – According to local media reports the Greek Government intends to make a regulatory amendment to clarify that the gaming tax will be applicable only to net gains – not on the total amount returned back to players including initial capital...................Subscribers

Budget Includes Higher Taxes on Lotteries
ATHENS, Greece (June 25, 2009) - Greece unveiled a package of new tax measures on Thursday to shore up its budget as it cut a previous 1.1 percent GDP growth forecast to zero this year....................Subscribers

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