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OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

OPAP SA has recorded a stable Q3 2020 trading period, as the Athens-listed gambling group continues to side with caution in steering all operating units ‘towards business normality’.   Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update for the three-month period ending 30 September, OPAP recorded a marginal 0.7% decrease in group revenues to €391 million, driven by the strong comeback of its …

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Intralot taps all cost-saving options to soften Covid blows 

Intralot SPA has updated both investors and the Hellenic Capital Market Commission on further measures taken to reduce the firm’s exposure to COVID-19 impacts, which have hindered the group’s commercial pipeline and financial performance.  As it stands, Intralot estimates that Covid impacts will bear a group-wide EBITDA-level cost of €25-28 million on its full-year 2020 accounts. The Athens listed gambling …

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HGC requires disclosure for key services and personnel

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) has announced to all legal entities and interested parties that it has begun to accept submissions to register key personnel, suppliers and services for its licensing procedure.  The HGC is allowed to expand its licensing process to cover further applicant information following the European Commission’s approval of amendments and controls submitted by the Greek Ministry …

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Dire H1 sees Intralot record group losses of €43m

Global headwinds continue to mount for Intralot SPA, as its corporate performance is severely impacted by the compound effects of the loss of key technology contracts and COVID-19 constraints recorded across all operating markets. Publishing its H1 2020 interim statement (period ending 30 June), Intralot declared group operating losses (NIATMI)  of €42.9m, up 39% on corresponding H1 2019’s €31m. Recording …

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OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects

OPAP has completed a major corporate social responsibility initiative after announcing the renovation of Athens’ Aghia Sofia children’s general hospital.  The modernisation of Aghia Sofia’s children’s ward was first announced as a core CSR project by OPAP in 2018, with the betting group taking full responsibility for the funding of the renovation of Athens largest paediatric unit from Athens municipal …

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Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance

OPAP SA has disclosed double-digit declines across all core operating metrics as a result of closing its entire retail network (betting shops, gaming venues and lottery stalls) following Coronavirus restrictions enforced across Greece and Cyprus. Publishing its Q1 2020 results, OPAP recorded group revenues of €328m down 17% on corresponding 2019’s €396m, as the Athens-listed gambling group disclosed that first-quarter …

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Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity

OPAP Q3 bounce back hurt by continued lottery declines

Athens-listed gambling group OPAP SA has returned to full operational capacity after reopening its ‘PLAY’ gaming hall venues across Greece. OPAP has reopened its gaming venues following last week’s approval by the Greek government to allow all leisure enterprises (hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc) to return to business after it eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The decision has allowed OPAP to …

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Intralot rocked by Bulgaria Eurobet suspension 

Intralot SPA has detailed a troubled start to 2020 trading, noting steep declines across all core operating metrics and divisions, as its corporate recovery programme has been impeded by multiple novel headwinds.  Publishing its Q1 2020 results, the Athens-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider saw group turnover decline by 47% to €102m (Q12019: €193m).  The €90m turnover decline is …

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Hellas index recognises SG Digital as top tech employer 

The annual ‘Hellas – Great Place to Work’ index has ranked SG Digital among Greece’s top technology and digital sector employers.  Ranking seventh in the overall company index, SG Digital was recognised for developing ‘excellent workplace learning environments’ and supporting all levels of its workforce with ‘effective talent management’ programmes and resources.   Scientific Games’ digital unit was joined in the …

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Stoiximan praises ‘Greek resilience’ launching new TV campaign

Leading Greek online bookmaker Stoiximan Group has launched its new TV advertising campaign thanking Greece’s emergency services and the general public in their efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. The campaign titled ‘#OneTeam’ sees Stoiximan promote none of its betting services, with the bookmaker choosing to use its broadcasts to ‘express gratitude and solidarity’ to all Greeks fighting against …

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