Great reversal in the online betting market

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OPAP Without Internet License!

A very big upturn in the online betting market was brought by the Council of State following a decision by the Austrian Goalbet (GLB GmbH), which with legal authorization in Greece, appealed to the Supreme Court in a lawsuit against EEPC. and its decision to allow OPAP to provide online gambling services to the interests of licensed companies.

Specifically, by decision 1333 / 2019, issued on 19 July 2019 and considered 18 August 2019, the Council of State annulled no. 105 / 2 / 16.05.2014 EEPC decision regulating the supply of online betting by OPAP.
According to the above decision, the Austrian online gambling and gaming company GLB GmbH (Goalbet) appealed against the decision of EEPC, complaining that OPAP was never licensed to do online gambling, as the legal procedures for obtaining OPAP's relevant license were not complied with, as it should have done this cannot be regulated by OPAP, since the latter never had a relevant legal license.

The reasoning of the CoE's contested decision states, inter alia, that OPAP should have followed the licensing procedure followed by the other legal 24 online betting companies (including the applicant Goalbet, that is, to be subject to the provisions of Law 4002 / 2011 (Law of Games).

By way of derogation from the relevant legislation, however, the EYPC considered that OPAP had a relevant legal license and therefore hastened to regulate the operation of OPAP online betting.
As to the substance, the Council of State concedes that OPAP's license does not apply to online gambling, and the decision concludes on the following grounds: “…

The contested act of the HGC, which regulates the offer by the intervening OPAP, is therefore SA of predetermined online betting games and based on the erroneous assumption that the intervener (OPAP SA) owns the relevant license must be canceled as issued in breach of the provisions of Article 27 par. 2. 2843 / 2000 and Articles 27 par. 1 and 45 par. 1 by N. 4002 / 2011, in the well-founded plea '

As a result, OPAP's online gambling (via the website pamestoixima.gr) was offered during this period in violation of the relevant laws (2843 / 2000, 4002 / 2011). In the legal circles the decision was awaited, while the transitional provisions of N. 4002 / 2011 have already expired 31-12-2011 and therefore the issuance of a new license is no longer possible.

In fact, OPAP should refrain from posting online betting through the website pamestoixima.gr, since the publication of the decision, and with particular interest in criminal and tax law, the competent authorities are expected to deal with it. fact that he was operating without a legal online gambling license for the entire period in question.

On the other hand, legal betting companies that have followed the legal procedures to be subject to N. 4002 / 2011 and therefore provide legal online gambling and gambling services, are considered to have recourse to the competent courts seeking damages.
And all this, while the draft Law on the definitive regulation of the gambling market has been stuck with the European Commission for months, as legal uncertainty issues arise.

See in detail the decision of the Council of State on this issue OVER HERE

Source: politik.gr

swsias7

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It would be interesting to see if anyone has lost francs to online OPAP, to claim after this decision.

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The decision of the Council of State, which granted the application for annulment against the Committee for the Supervision and Control of Games (EEEP) and annulled the no. 105 / 2 / 16.05.2014's decision, according to which OPAP SA has provided a predetermined performance online betting, informs that OPAP has received.

According to the announcement, "the decision is in direct contradiction with a number of previous actions by the Greek State, including the official briefing provided to all potential investors during the OPAP SA privatization process, regarding the license and the legal right of the company to offer a predetermined online bet up to 2020. "

"Although the contribution of online betting is limited and in any case less than 1% to the total revenue (GGR) of the OPAP Group, following this decision, the company is already in contact with the relevant bodies, including is the EYE, in order to take all appropriate action.
The company is also evaluating how it will seek to protect its interests by any legal means, "the statement concludes.

cosmicsports

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Well the opiates are suffering.
EYEP had of course covered up the illegality.

cosmicsports

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Η goalbet it was a funny site.
Internet betting friends called her "the Kurt", nonsense.
But her thumbs that popped her in (etc.) OPAP.

vaf3

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Now specials that ... normalcy is back, waiting to see.
They will chase them : ROFLMAO:: ROFLMAO:: ROFLMAO: relentlessly ...

cosmicsports

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Now specials that ... normalcy is back, waiting to see.
They will chase them : ROFLMAO:: ROFLMAO:: ROFLMAO: relentlessly ...
Everything is regulated by the old favorite matzabelakio method while the old-fashioned pink rabbit method also applies.
Not sure if you can, but then you will be crazy to go with the Broipoecarna and the Albinoleet.

Our "irregularity" was not exempt from the rule ...
Only the honored KKE does that. Try it, better than Bursa.

vaf3

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The whole situation is show me the money ... licenses and everything else.

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