Online Casino in Greece

Online gambling business in Greece regulated by Articles 25-54 of the Basic Law 4002/2011: Part D, Chapter H «On the gambling market». The regulatory authority is the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC, The Gaming Supervision, and Control Commission or EEEP).

Online Casino Rating in Greece

You can find the list of blocked online casinos in Greece on the website of the regulator.

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These casinos are restricted to operate in this country (Greece)
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22BET review
4
Stoiximan
1166points
3.8
0
US
Stoiximan review
6
Net Bet GR
1003points
3.9
0
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In Greece games are allowed with bets on money, in which winnings depend solely on the case: blackjack or «21», American and French roulette, dice, baccarat — Chemin de Fer, poker and its varieties, slot machines, electronic roulette, EEEP-certified games.

Extra Chilli
Extra Chilli
Big Time Gaming
Mustang Money
Mustang Money
Ainsworth
50 Dragons
50 Dragons
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Starmania
Starmania
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Joker 81
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Dead or Alive
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40 Mega Slot
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Providers of online casino software in Greece are certified. The use of blacklisted or not yet EEEP certified software is prohibited.

The white list on the regulator's website contains registers of licensees and lists of land-based casinos and software producers.

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Nextgen
240 games
Barcrest
Barcrest
54 games
Ainsworth
Ainsworth
78 games
Betsoft
Betsoft
63 games
Egt
Egt
170 games
1x2 Gaming
1x2 Gaming
117 games
Casino Technology
Casino Technology
143 games
Booming Games
Booming Games
76 games
Endorphina
Endorphina
82 games
Booongo
Booongo
64 games
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Legislation on Online Casino in Greece

Online Casino License

The regulator Hellenic Gaming Commission [1] (then — referred to as Commission, HGC or EEEP)

Laws

4002/2011 [2] part D, chapter H

N.4209 / 2013 (Αρ. Φύλλου 253) [3]

N.4261 / 2014 (Αρ. Φύλλου 107) [4]

Taxes

The tax rate for the gambling business is 35%

Corporate Tax — 24%

Taxes for players The payment of winnings to players made a net of 10% tax.
Penalty for illegal gambling activities
  • A penalty from 1,000 to 2 million euros.
  • Revocation of the license for the period from 3 months.
  • Gambling without permission is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 1 to 10 years or fines of 70 thousand to 500 thousand euros.
Website languages Greek, English
Payment Systems Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, Viva Wallet, Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller

Greek Online Casino: Regulatory Policy

The legalized online casinos use national Greek domain names *.gr.  Virtual betting activities in casinos are prohibited. The license for gambling issued for one resource without the right to transfer or rent. 

According to the norms of transitional legislation, the activities of online institutions registered in the European Union or the European Economic Area are legal if the operators [5]:

  • have an international license for online gambling business from regulatory authorities.
  • obey to the tax regime specified in articles 45 to 50 of law 4002/2011. 

The transition period is over, but no licenses have been issued to online operators in Greece yet. 

Supervise and control the gambling process on gambling casino sites in Greece used by the Supervision and Control IT System (PSEE).

Control of online casinos by EEEP includes:

  • compliance by licensees with registration and user identification procedures, obligations and regulations to protect online casino players;
  • licensing, procurement, installation and operation of hardware and software for gambling;
  • supervision of desktop (roulette or blackjack) and electronic gambling (slot machines);
  • submission of written instructions on gambling, the suitability of technical means or materials;
  • receiving, evaluating, processing complaints, suggestions from players.

Online gambling licenses are issued by the Minister of Finance's decision for five years as a result of consideration of tenders. If an application rejected, a new app could be submitted no sooner than one year later. The operator must use certified software from legal suppliers.

The rules of law prohibit licensees from providing services to players under 21 years old. Operators must create their account for each player. It is necessary to provide personal data, account numbers in a financial institution registered in Greece, and operating under its laws. 

The visitor identification procedure includes the registration (or availability) of the player's card and membership verification in the Self-excluded player list. 

Before creating an online gambling account, users must agree to the terms of personal processing information (this document must be in Greek).

Technical support for online casino users in Greece

Online casinos are required to post information about the dangers of gambling addiction, materials to check for signs of addicts, and contact government programs to assist users.

The e-ASSOS platform has been created based on the Commission, which includes information and applications to inform players on the Internet: multimedia materials printed forms, and self-assessment questionnaires.


There is a list of Self-excluded players in Greece, i.e., persons who: independently expressed a desire to restrict access to gambling, are placed on the list by a court decision or application of an official guardian. 

The suspension period is at least six months. During this period, the player's online accounts in the country are blocked. In case of personal application to Self-excluded players, the player can revoke it within 24 hours. 

Qualified medical care can obtain at KETHEA [6]  centers. You can find a healthcare facility in Greece by clicking on the following link [7]

A small number of psychological support in Athens: 1114, e-mail: 1114a@kethea-alfa.gr. Available Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 21:00. This support is available for players over 15 years and their families.

Kethea - alfa
Kethea - alfa
Χαρβούρη 1 – Μετς

The principle of social responsibility of the Commission implies awareness and understanding of society's needs as a whole, direct and open communication with citizens, attention to vulnerable social groups.

In Greece, for online casino licensees, the EEEP sets out the operating conditions, server, and software specifications to ensure the protection of players and the public interest.

Operators pay the winnings to the players only in a legal financial institution in Greece. Detailed game rules, betting, and withdrawal processes must be available in the user's area (in Greek).

Licensees must keep information about registered players, their applications, transactions, and involved financial institutions on equipment located in Greece for ten years, providing the regulator with access to data.

You can complain about the illegal actions of the online casino operator in Greece directly to the Commission.

Hellenic Gaming Commission
Hellenic Gaming Commission
Αχαρνών 17 και Πλατεία Μαυροκορδάτου, 104 38, Αθήνα
FAQ about Online Casinos in Greece
What does the white list of online gambling service providers in Greece mean?

The official regulator of gambling business in Greece — EEEP — makes lists and registers of companies certified and licensed to provide gambling services in Greece.

Are online casinos allowed to operate under cross-licenses?

Yes. If the establishments are subject to Greek legislative requirements and pay the appropriate taxes to the treasury of the country.

What taxes do players who win online casinos in Greece pay?

Each payment of winnings to a player's bank account is made net of 10% tax. The tax fee is paid by the operator.