- 30 IOL 2010
Newly Georgalas the Psychar:
Attack on his Mega partner Fotis Bombola launches from "Sunday's Step" with a headline article by Stavros Psycharis entitled "The Shame of Gambling". As it is known Fotis Bombolas participates with 50% in the online betting company "Stoiximan»(The other 50% is owned by Dimitris Maris of 24media) and OPAP has long been is in open war with the temporary licensed 24 betting companies.
OPAP urges the government to remove these temporary licenses which it considers illegal under the law, while betting companies consider OPAP's "monopoly". it circumvents any notion of competition and they believe that there should be a recourse to the European courts to settle the dispute, and by then they should work.
It is said that an underground war of influence between OPAP has recently erupted. and private companies, and both sides are pushing the government to make decisions for them.
Today's article by Stavros Psycharis that takes its place OPAP, asking for the betting companies to close, now brings the war to Mega, since Messrs. Psycharis and Bobolas are partners in the Mediterranean channel.
«Decks, roulette, dice, bets can break families", Writes Stavros Psycharis in the main article of" Step ","and justify societies». Stavros Psycharis then speaks of a scandal about the temporary licensing of private betting companies and notes: "While the state OPAP. In the name of its de-privatization, international gambling pirates appeared in Greece. More than 20 betting companies have started operating in our country taking advantage of the lack of an adequate legal framework to control, punish and deter illegal gambling. What did the officials in Greece do? Instead of tackling the illegal, they issued 24 temporary licenses for temporary gambling. We assume, "concludes Stavros Psycharis," that the first 24 illegals who received the temporary license as a gift will claim their prerogative with which they obtained their temporary license. It is a shame for this state. "
It is clear that this attack by Stavros Psycharis on Fotis Bambola in the wake of the critical meeting of the Mega Board of Directors this coming Wednesday will put the two partners' relationship on the channel at a new orbit, without even blocking this conflict. The bet on "either legal or illegal" is worth hundreds of millions of euros a year and a conflict of interest will be ruthless.