OPAP won’t accept the government’s EUR 0,05 tax levy on all their games. The land-based betting operator has turned to the High Court to suspend the tax.
OPAP, Greek lottery and betting operator, has asked the High Court to annul the new on its games. The EUR 0,05 per column tax became effective on the first day of 2016. The Greek governments would use the money to achieve EUR 300 million yearly tax revenue. OPAP argues that the tax is against the constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights.
OPAP might suspend some games because of the betting tax in Greece
OPAP says that the software of its machines cannot be set to calculate this new betting tax. The company warns that it might stop offering some of its game. This step would cause huge economic losses for Greece.