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Decision 573/2013

Decision on the prior notification of a concentration, pursuant to Articles 5-10 of L. 3959/2011 regarding the acquisition of sole control over the “State Lotteries” by the company under the name “OPAP S.A.”.

Decision 573/2013
File (PDF) Decision 573/2013
Date of Issuance of Decision

August 30th, 2013

Government Gazette Issue No
Relevant Market

Gaming and betting services

Subject of the Decision

Merger

Legal Framework

Phase Ι (Article 8 par. 3 of L. 3959/2011)

Operative part of the Decision

Clearance

Acquiring company(ies)

Greek Organization of Football Prognostics (“OPAP SA”)

Target company (ies)

1. INTRALOT LOTTERIES LIMITED

2. SCIENTIFIC GAMES GLOBAL GAMING S.A.R.L.

3. LOTTOMATICA GIOCH E PARTECIPAZIONI S.R.L.

Summary of Decision

The Plenary Session of the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC), with its no. 573/VII/2013 unanimous decision, approved the notified concentration with regard to the acquisition of sole control over the “State Lotteries” by the company “OPAP S.A.”, pursuant to article 8 par. 3 of L. 3959/2011.

By its Decision, the Hellenic Competition Commission considered that the notified concentration, which refers primarily to the granting of the exclusive right of production, operation, distribution, promotion and management of State Lotteries, does not raise serious doubts as to its compatibility with the competition rules  in the  relevant markets concerned.

Judicial Means

Final. No appeal.

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