ECONOMY

Three rival groups proceed in state lottery tender

Greece?s state asset sales fund said yesterday that three groups will proceed to the second phase of a tender to run the country?s state lottery games for 12 years, according to an e-mailed statement from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED).

The first group comprises OPAP SA, Intralot SA and units of Lottomatica SpA and Scientific Games Corp, the second is made up of Italy?s Sisal SpA, Damco Energy SA and Damlot SA, and the third is Austria?s Oesterreichische Lotterien GmbH, the e-mail said.

The three were invited to make binding offers, according to the statement.

[Bloomberg]