Thursday, February 17, 2005Contact: Maurits Bruggink
Greece halts advertising for online betting site

The Court of Athens issued a temporary order that summons Eurobet, the Gibraltar betting website and part of the Coral Group, to immediately stop its bill board advertising in Greece.

The preventive measure was asked by OPAP, the Greek sports prognostics organisation. A final ruling will follow after a court hearing on 11 March.

Various other countries have followed the same steps as Greece, and have banned advertising for betting services that are illegal in their country. Unfortunately, there are still countries that do not act against advertising for services, which are illegal in their jurisdiction. This undermines national integrity on gaming laws and encourages illegal betting.

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