Elliniko casino edging closer

The government tabled an amendment in Parliament on Thursday that includes new clauses related to the operation framework of the country's casinos. The timing of the amendment is clearly related to the planned casino at Elliniko. The gaming watchdog also published new casino operation regulations.

Despite considerably delays in recent months, it appears that the licensing of the casino on the site of the old Athens airport at Elliniko is now only a matter of time. In Parliament on Thursday Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos projected that the tender for the concession of the Elliniko casino permit will be proclaimed in about a month.

The awarding of the Elliniko casino permit is one of the actions Greece is required to fulfill ahead of the European Commission's next enhanced surveillance report in February.

The amendment submitted to the House is aimed at defining...

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