Intralot has signed a one-year extension to their contract with Greek monopoly gaming provider OPAP. The deal, renewed on July 30th, concerns the operation and maintenance of the existing central system and network of terminals. It follows OPAP deciding to exercise its option to extend the contract by one year. As part of the deal, the two companies signed a Memorandum of Cooperation concerning the continuation of the operation of the equipment in the agencies of OPAP.
The Greek government has been looking to sell its stake in OPAP for many months and there have been reports that they’ve reneged on this decision. It’s also expected that they will try to push through unfavorable online gaming industry regulations at some point later this week. Very messy over there right now – and we’re not talking about drunken British holidaymakers.
In poker news, Federated Sports+Gaming’s Epic Poker League has unveiled rules on advertising ahead of its inaugural event this week. According to the league’s official rules that were published yesterday, players are banned from advertising “Illegal gaming products of any kind.” Point seven on the league’s season one logo policy states:
All logos and promotional patches worn on behalf of play-for-free online gaming sites affiliated with a real money gaming site must include a “dot net” (“.net”) suffix in the same font size and color as the site name. The “dot net” suffix must also be on the same horizontal plane as the site name. No logos or promotional patches worn on behalf of real money gaming “dot com” sites are permitted and no logos or promotional patches worn on behalf of play-for-free online gaming sites affiliated with a real money gaming site that currently accepts wagers from U.S. residents are permitted.
The new league gets underway this Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Vegas.