Sazka Group

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SAZKA Group a.s.

ATHEX: Late stock rally takes the edge off early losses

The outflow of investors from OPAP, sparked by the Sazka Group's acquisition of a bigger stake in the Greek gaming company through a public offering, dragged most stocks at Athinon Avenue lower on Tuesday, before a late rally mitigated the benchmark's losses. Daily turnover was the highest in 23 sessions.

Sazka Group launches full takeover bid for Greece's OPAP

Czech-based Sazka Group has launched a bid to take full control of Greece's OPAP, Europe's fourth-largest betting firm by revenue.
Greece sold a 33 percent stake in OPAP to Emma Delta, currently owned by Sazka Group and Georgios Melissanidis, in 2013 for about 650 million euros ($729.9 million) as part of a European Union-prescribed international bailout.

OPAP owner looking to fund growth in Europe

Czech-based lottery and gaming operator Sazka Group said it is looking at an initial public offering in London to help fund growth in Europe.

The group, owned by Czech investors Karel Komarek's KKCG group and Jiri Smejc's EMMA Capital, has become one of Europe's biggest betting operators after acquisitions in recent years.