You can find the list of blocked online casinos in Greece on the website of the regulator.
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).
Legislation on Online Casino in Greece
|Online Casino License|| |
The regulator Hellenic Gaming Commission (then — referred to as Commission, HGC or EEEP)
4002/2011 part D, chapter H
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|| |
|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:
- 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.
A small number of psychological support in Athens: 1114, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Available Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 21:00. This support is available for players over 15 years and their families.
The official regulator of gambling business in Greece — EEEP — makes lists and registers of companies certified and licensed to provide gambling services in Greece.
Yes. If the establishments are subject to Greek legislative requirements and pay the appropriate taxes to the treasury of the country.
Each payment of winnings to a player's bank account is made net of 10% tax. The tax fee is paid by the operator.