Update: Second Stage for Greek Lottery Tender

Update: Second Stage for Greek Lottery Tender
Six gambling companies in the running

Twelve candidates have remained in the running for the 12-year-long concession for the exclusive right to operate and manage the State Lottery, as the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has moved into the second phase of the international tender process in the privatisation of Greece's national lottery.

Those who have made it to the second stage include:

1. Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H,

2. A consortium of Sisal S.p.A., Damco Energy S.A. and Damlot S.A.

3. A consortium of OPAP Investment Limited, Lottomatica Giochi e Partecipazioni S.r.l., Intralot Lotteries Limited and Scientific Games Global Gaming S.à.r.l.

According to Costas Mitropoulos, chief executive officer of HRADF, “It is encouraging that six leading gaming players are participating in the tender for the State Lotteries. The competition will work to the benefit of the Hellenic Republic. This tender will revive the State Lotteries and bring additional revenues to the Hellenic Republic as a result of activity's development. The international tender will continue speedily and with absolute commitment to the strictest transparency and fairness principles.”
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