NEWS

Casinos owe up to 30 mln euros to state

Greece’s casinos owe the government between 100,000 euros and 30 million euros each, according to data collected by Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Nikos Pantelis.

The judicial official has passed the information on to financial prosecutors Panayiotis Athanasiou and Galinos Bris, sources said on Monday.

The debts range from value-added tax that has not been paid to tax from casino entrance tickets that the businesses have failed to pay to the state.

The bulk of the debts range between 100,000 and 300,000 euros, according to sources.

However, Loutraki casino, west of Athens, owes around 30 million euros.

The business recently filed for protection from its creditors.