ECONOMY

OPAP moves to appease Emma Delta on Intralot deal

OPAP is trying to take small steps toward overcoming the Catch-22 situation in its contract for the state lottery license and the privatization of a 33 percent stake in the gaming company.

Kathimerini has been told that OPAP chief executive officer Costas Louropoulos made on Tuesday certain clarifications on various points of the contract between OPAP and its technological supplier Intralot to strategic investor Emma Delta, which has been chosen to acquire OPAP’s controlling stake but objects to the latter’s relationship with Intralot.

These clarifications have reportedly brought the Emma Delta consortium much closer to accepting the contract with Intralot. The consortium’s representative had said last week in a meeting with state privatization fund (TAIPED) executives that Emma Delta would back down on the issue of OPAP’s contract with Intralot if it received clarifications regarding certain points it had not been fully informed about.