Finance Minister says talks on OPAP tax issues ongoing

Greece is in talks with the European Commission?s competition regulator on taxes on games of chance in the country, according to an Athens bourse filing on Monday from OPAP SA, Greece?s biggest gaming company.

The Greek state has been in talks with the regulator for ?a long time? on the games of chance tax issue and the talks are ongoing, according to the release of a Finance Ministry statement in response to a query by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.

The Greek regulator inquired on Friday about a Greek media report that said the EC may ask for OPAP?s land-based games tax to be raised to 30 percent immediately to adhere to European Union regulations. [Bloomberg]

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