Online Lottery in Greece
The lottery is very popular in Greece, though it arrived later than in most countries. OPAP (ΟΠΑΠ), previously a state-owned company, was established in 1958 offering football predictions and it only introduced the first lotto game in 1990. In 2013, the company was privatized, though it remains the exclusive provider of lotto games in the country. OPAP is also the sole operator of online lotto sites in Greece.
|Is online lottery legal in Greece?||Yes.|
|Are lottery sites in Greece trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Neteller/Skrill?||Yes.|
|Do online lottery sites accept EUR?||Yes.|
Online Lottery Laws in Greece
Although there are no specific Greek lotto laws, the regulations derived from Law 4002/2011, serve as a basic legal framework within which OPAP holds a monopoly and offers its online lotto products. But according to online lotto news sites, and as a result of pressures coming from the European Union, this monopoly is due to end by 2020.
For now, and despite the Government’s efforts to block the Internet Sevice Providers, most of the offshore websites are still accessible and players are not prosecuted by the authorities. Greek players seek these platforms mainly because they are offered a wider range of lotteries to choose from at an international level, with higher jackpot prizes and better opportunities such as online lotto bonuses.
Online Lottery Payment Methods in Greece
In order to keep competing, operators must make sure that they are providing gamblers with safe and fair environments. This means that they only accept transparent and legitimate payment methods, such as the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard. But there are also alternatives that are as efficient and safe, including Skrill, Neteller or PaySafeCard. For more information, consult the online lotto reviews directory.
Online Lottery Sites Accepting EUR
Not only does Greece have a national lottery, as there are also many European operators that are accessible to residents and that run online lottery sites accepting EUR. In this way, players from the country are exempt from conversion fees and are able to control better their spendings.