OPAP Greece speeds up infrastructure plan with €200 million bond issue

OPAP Greece speeds up infrastructure plan with €200 million bond issue

by 23.03.2017 0 comments

Greek gambling operator OPAP, will speed up its internal investment plans having secured a €200 million bond issue, through Greek and foreign investors. 

The bond will provide the company with the funds needed to carry out its ambitious video lottery terminals (VLT) expansion and upgrade its lottery and gambling networks.

OPAP governance detailed that its gained investment would be split into the following components; €72 million to be used for IT infrastructure improvements, €25 million invested in VLT expansion, €20 million for the installation of self-service betting terminals.

The OPAP’s VLT and betting terminal upgrade has been led by FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc, through its new business division Playtech BGT. The February, both parties confirmed that they had agreed a three-year services agreement with Playtech becoming lead supplier of VLT and systems provisions.

Updating the market, OPAP governance detailed that its funding plans had been approved by company shareholders as a “vote of confidence in its strategic plans”. Furthermore the company detailed that it had been offered access to twice the investment by funding parties.

Entering 2017, OPAP governance has detailed the importance of its upgrading its infrastructure stating that it will be the firm’s ongoing key project.

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