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Greece egaming bill stalled awaiting ruling from governement

Greece’s draft igaming legislation was remove for further consultation, after the Socialist party (PASOK) explained their concerns with the law to finance minister George Papaconstantinou.

A PASOK MP present at a meeting of party members told Reuters: “There were objections…that Greece would become a vast casino.” Socialist party MP Dimitris Papoutsis added: “We should not go towards full deregulation of gaming and gambling.”

The Greek government presented the bill aimed to raise around €700m this year from 15-55 new licences that would be issued on a monthly basis.

Greece’s draft legislation has already undergone several changes since being introduced in January. Last month the government voted for a 30% gross profit tax (GPT) instead of the 6% turnover levy originally proposed after briefing from lobby group the Remote Gambling Association.

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