Learn all about the Greek Gaming Commission (Hellenic Gaming Commission) , their licenses and the state monopoly over online and live gambling in Greece and how you can play online casino games from Greece.
Online Casinos Licensed by Greek Gaming Commission
Greece is one of the European countries where online gambling regulation has been taken very seriously.
Regulation of online gambling has gone through the Greek legislature on multiple occasions, with the regulation going from lenient to very restrictive in a matter of a decade.
What started out with Greek Gaming Commission giving out a number of interim licenses to online casinos ended up with almost all online casinos eventually being asked to take their business elsewhere in favor of a single entity, the OPAP.
About Greek Gaming Commission
Greek Gaming Commission initially issued over 20 online casino licenses back in 2011 but these casinos were asked to stop providing their services in Greece when a new act was passed by the government which gave a state operated OPAP a virtual monopoly over the online gambling industry as well as live gambling.
This resulted in many online casinos moving out of Greece permanently, banning Greek players, while others decided to accept Greek players while not operating within the country itself.