Power Struggle Over Bulgaria’s Gambling Industry Sees Tycoon Detained

Amid major changes to gambling laws in Bulgaria, the most influential figure in the sector, Vasil Bojkov, a billionaire businessman, football boss and former owner of the recently-nationalised National Lottery is facing deportation from the United Arab Emirates after his recent arrest.

Moody’s: Intralot's lottery sale a credit positive

Rating agency Moody's commented on Monday that the sale by Intralot of a 16.5 percent in lottery company Ellinika Lachia to main stakeholder OPAP is a credit positive for Intralot, and that the price of 20 million euros will go a long way toward improving its liquidity, which to date was seen as "weak," according to the agency.

National Palace of Culture Becomes Arena of Gaming Battles

The National Palace of Culture offers not only opera, theater, or dances. And quite different and curious things. On July 20, Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture will have an amazing show for fans of electronic sports.

It's about the finals of the A1 Gaming League season 2, reports Monitor.

OPAP profits up 43.5 pct in Q1

OPAP, Europe's fourth-largest betting firm by revenue, on Wednesday posted a 43.5 percent rise in first-quarter net profit thanks to cost savings and a growing video lottery business.
Net profit in the January-to-March period stood at 57.2 million euros, up from 39.8 million euros in the same period last year, OPAP said.

Octogenarian commits suicide after wife stealS winning lottery ticket

An 87-year-old man was found hanged on his fourth floor balcony today just two months after winning approximately 900,000 euros in a lottery.

The octogenarian decided to commit suicide after a winning lottery ticket in a 20 March draw was stolen by his second wife of 20 years, who also proceeded to initiate eviction procedures against him.