Dead­lock with lot­ter­ies and OPAP re­mains

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - BY ALEXAN­DRA KASSIMI

The dead­lock threat­en­ing the pri­va­ti­za­tion of the OPAP gam­ing com­pany re­mained af­ter yes­ter­day’s meet­ing be­tween the man­age­ment of TAIPED and the heads of the Emma Delta bid­ding con­sor­tium.

The man­agers of the state pri­va­ti­za­tion fund and the pres­i­dent and mem­bers of the Greek-Czech con­sor­tium ended their meet­ing hav­ing reached no agree­ment on the con­tract OPAP in­tends to sign for the li­cense to op­er­ate Greece’s state lot­ter­ies for the next 12 years.

The process both for the lot­ter­ies and for the sale of 33 per­cent of OPAP to Emma Delta has frozen and yes­ter­day’s tense meet­ing heard the con­sor­tium threaten to aban­don OPAP un­less the con­tract for the lot­ter­ies is amended. Emma Delta ob­jects to the fa­vor­able terms for two of OPAP’s part­ners in bid­ding for the lot­ter­ies’ li­cense, namely In­tralot and Sci­en­tific Games.

TAIPED is­sued an ul­ti­ma­tum to the OPAP-led group of com­pa­nies that has won the ten­der for the lot­ter­ies’ li­cense, say­ing that it has to sign the con­tract by July 4, re­mind­ing the group that the bid­ders’ let­ter of guar­an­tee ex­pires on July 31.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.