Published
Land-Based

OPAP begins reopening retail stores in Greece

OPAP has resumed its retail operations with the opening of betting shops on 11 May, after the Greek Government lifted certain measures put in place due to the coronavirus.

Opap

On 28 April, Greece prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the relaxing of several lockdown measures, with schools and shops reopening from 11 May, while cafés and restaurants are able to follow on 1 June.

The Greek operator’s 3,750 stores began reopening from 9am on 11 May after being closed since 14 March, while street vendors also resumed the distribution of Hellenic Lotteries’ products.

With social distancing still operating in the country, OPAP will adopt a comprehensive set of prevention measures, including a 1.5 metre gap between individuals and encouraging the use of protective masks.

For stores measuring up to 20 square metres, only four people are permitted at one time, increasing to 12 people for stores more than 100 square metres, and one person for every 10 square metres per floor, in 300-plus metre stores.

OPAP added its Play stores in Greece and retail network in Cyprus will remain suspended, so too will horse acing at Markopoulo Park in Greece.

At the time of writing, there have been 2,700 reported cases of the coronavirus in Greece, with around 150 deaths.

Premium+ Connections
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
Premium
 
 
Premium Connections
Consultancy
Executive Profiles
Seminole Hard Rock Support Services
Seminole Hard Rock Support Services
Metropolitan Gaming
Holland Casino
Nederlandse Loterij
Follow Us

Facing Facts: Q1 2024 analysis from across the globe

Gambling Insider tracks the Q1 results of operators across t...

Taking Stock: A guide to sports betting operator and supplier prices

Gambling Insider tracks sports betting operator and supplier...

Tailor-made: The power of personalisation in the modern gaming industry

With insights from GR8 Tech, Greentube and the Oregon Lotter...

Sportradar and the Taiwan Sports Lottery: More offerings, greater efficiency

Danny Fok, VP of Strategic Projects at Sportradar, speaks al...