Licensing

Aspire Global’s Pariplay granted Greek supplier licence

| By Marese O'Hagan
Aspire Global's Pariplay has been granted a licence by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) to offer its services in Greece.

The terms will see Pariplay offer its propriety and third-party games to local operators.

This marks Pariplay’s first entry into the Greek market, following an entrance into the Spanish market in November 2020.

Aspire Global acquired Pariplay for €13.1m in October 2019.

“Greece is a fast-growing market with great potential and we are thrilled to be granted this licence which underlines our commitment to compliance and operating in regulated territories,” said Christine Lewis, chief commercial officer at Pariplay.

“We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to working together with Greek operators to introduce our content to local players and grow our brand in this thrilling market.”
After the Greek parliament passed a gambling reform bill in October 2019, the HGC launched the application process for online gaming licences in October 2020.

The passed bill included the allowance of Random Number Generator games, which had been prohibited in an earlier draft and was threatened with a legal challenge by operators in Greece.

Two types of licenses were made available for the application process- one for online betting and one to offer online games of chance.

Pariplay is one of several gaming providers to receive a licence in Greece under the country’s new system, joining operators like Goldenrace, Betsson and Bet365 and Play n’ Go.

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