ECONOMY

OPAP to continue horse racing in Greece if it lands betting license

The OPAP gaming company reiterated its commitment to holding horse races in Greece, provided it lands the license for horse race betting in the country.

“We are interested in Greek races and if we receive the license it is our strategic decision to continue their operation,» OPAP chairman and chief executive Kamil Ziegler told a press conference on Wednesday in Athens.

The company is waiting to hear what the courts have to say on the matter after rival bidder Intralot appealed state sell-off fund TAIPED’s decision to award the license to OPAP.

OPAP expects news on this by the end of the month, said Ziegler.