Casinos in Greece face drop in visitors and turnover

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The Greek casino market suffered a decline in the first half of the year, as both visits by punters and the money being played saw a reduction for one more year, in line with the trend recorded in the last decade.

Sources tell Kathimerini that the country’s nine casinos received 1,333,500 visitors in January-June 2018, which was down 2.3 percent from the same period in 2017. The first half of the year only saw an increase in visitor numbers at the casinos of Thessaloniki, Parnitha in Athens and Corfu.

Moreover, there was also a decline in turnover: the nine casinos reported bets amounting €740 million, or a 1.8 per cent decrease from the same period last year when casinos totalled €754 million. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) reached €116 million, also down from last year when gambling facilities totalled €120 million.

Source: European Gaming Industry News

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