*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. With a view to the privatisation of OPAP, a public body responsible for football match forecasting and a traditional monopoly, the Greek authorities have decided to extend for 10 years the exclusive rights already granted to OPAP for the operation of 13 games of chance. This extension was granted in return for a lump sum and a fee levied by the Greek State corresponding to 5% of the gross revenue generated by the games concerned during the extension period. Simultaneously with this extension, the Greek authorities granted OPAP, in return for a lump sum, an exclusive licence for the operation of 35 000 video lottery terminals for a period of 10 years (ALV
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Exclusive license: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that the European Commission may carry out a joint assessment of the granting of two exclusive licenses to the same beneficiary, so as to determine if they conferred an advantage on it (Club Hotel Loutraki)
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