GAMES

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GAMES OF CHANCE

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.


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ECONOMY

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.


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CULTURE

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.


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SOCIETY

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.

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WHAT'S ON

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.



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ECONOMY

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.

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SOCIETY

For close to 130 years since its completion in 1888, the elegant Zappeion Hall has stood at the center of Athens’s turbulent history, through peace and war, development and depression.

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WHAT'S ON

The Athens Miniature Show, an exhibition of historical, fantasy and wargaming models, takes place at the Plakas Arts Center from June 9 to 11. 


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CULTURE

Along with their bottle of white Assyrtiko wine, the thousands who visit the Aegean island of Santorini every year can now leave with another souvenir of their holidays: Santopoly, an ingenious board game created by a young Greek couple.

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WHAT'S ON

Applications are still open for participation in Game_Unconference at the Goethe Institute on Friday, March 10, where bloggers, gamers and pundits will come together to talk, play and discuss creative new ideas.