Illegal gaming still a problem

Despite the police dismantling various illegal gambling rings from time to time, other gambling activity that is not legal – i.e. without licensing – is flourishing in Greece.

Greeks take to online gaming

Gambling in Greece has soared in recent years, with the advent of online gaming, as total gaming revenue (TGR) came to in 2021 – almost threefold compared to 2015 – according to figures from the Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP).

Online bets seen at €1 bln in three years

Riding the momentum generated during the lockdowns, online gambling in Greece is expected to soar to an annual turnover of more than 1 billion euros by 2024, a conference call of the OPAP gaming company with market analysts heard last week.

Notable shift to online gaming

The pandemic has led to a major swing in gambling from physical games and betting to online versions, with the losses of conventional forms of gambling more than offset by remote gaming, according to data from the Hellenic Gaming Commission (EEEP) for 2020.

Covid-19 is good for puzzles

Greeks both young and old have sent online sales of this category of table games soaring 1,654 percent month-on-month, according to a survey that tracked the switch of consumers to online purchases because of the Covid-19 restrictions.

At Athens pinball museum, arcade gamers go back in time

On a side street near the Acropolis, a new museum is exhibiting items a little different from the elegant white marble statues of ancient Greek antiquity. Here, there are flashing lights, loud pinging and popping noises.

Helping virtual world addicts return to reality

He had to use the metro to come to our meeting. He kept his head down for the entire ride, focusing on a spot on the floor to get over the suffocating feeling due to being among so many people.

Game Jam | Athens | To February 14

The Goethe Institute invites professional and amateur game writers, designers, storytellers, artists, developers and musicians to apply for a spot at the three-day Game Jam exhibition and event.

Casinos to get OK to lend to gamblers

The sky’s the limit for wealthy casino gamers, as the multi-bill to be voted on Monday includes a clause allowing casinos to lend their punters as much as they request.