Online Licensing

01.10.2020 Submission of applications for granting Online Gaming Licenses and Suitability Licenses via HGC’s Information System .

The Hellenic Gaming Commission announces that all legal entities interested in applying for Online Gaming Licenses, according to the provisions of Law 4002/2011 (GG A 180) and ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79835 ΕΞ 2020/24.07.2020 (GG Β 3265) and have not yet submitted the relevant application, may submit their application via HGC’s Information System.

The applicants for an Online Gaming License, following the successful submission of their application, should then submit it, accompanied with all the required documentation, in hard copy, at the following address: 17 Acharnon Street and Mavrokordatou Square, GR 104 38, Athens. HGC’s Protocol Office operates daily, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..

Furthermore, the interested parties are invited to electronically submit their applications for the following categories:

  1. Suitability License for Shareholders, according to Article 3 of ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.7.2020 (GG Β 3262).
  2. Suitability License for persons who perform Key Functions, according to Article 6 of ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.7.2020 (GG Β 3262).
  3. Suitability License for Manufacturers, according to Article 9 of ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.7.2020 (GG Β 3262).
  4. Suitability License for Technicians, according to Article 11 of ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.7.2020 (GG Β 3262).
  5. Recognition of Certification Bodies, according to Article 16 of ministerial decision of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.7.2020 (GG Β 3262).

It is noted that applicants for Online Gaming Licenses must successfully complete the relevant electronic submissions prior to the submission of applications for Suitability License for Shareholders and Suitability License for persons who perform Key Functions.

All the required documentation for the applications of the categories a through e, are submitted electronically. In case that for technical reasons the electronic submission of the documents is not possible and/or in case that the required documents should bear an Apostille, the applicants are obliged to submit them, in hard copy, at the above mentioned post address.

HGC’s Information System will be soon ready to support more categories of applications for Suitability Licenses, for which all interesting parties will be informed by a new announcement.

For any question about the electronic submission of the applications procedure and/or any technical issue which may arise during the procedure, the interested parties may address HGC’s Technology Infrastructure Directorate (tel: +30 211 107 5050 and +30 211 107 5059).

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11.09.2020 Granting of Online Gaming License.

Pursuant to the provisions of law 4002/2011 (Government Gazette A 180), in particular the provisions of article 45 of the above, and the provisions of the Online Gaming Regulations that were established for the regulation of the Organization and Conduct of Online Gaming, in particular ministerial decisions of the Minister of Finance numbered 79305 ΕΞ 2020/23.07.2020 (GG Β 3262), 79835 ΕΞ 2020/24.07.2020 (GG Β 3265) and 79841 ΕΞ 2020/24.07.2020 (Β 3266), the legal persons wishing to be granted a License for the Organization and Conduct of Online Gaming may apply for one, by submitting related application to the HGC.

For the conduct of online gaming, two types of licenses are provided:

  1.  a license to conduct Online Betting, as per the second subparagraph of article 25 (c) of law 4002/2011 (GG A 180); and
  2.  a license to conduct Other Online Games of Chance as per article 25 (v) of law 4002/2011 (GG A 180).

Each candidate license holder may apply and be granted both types of licenses. Licenses are personal and may not be transferred, granted or assigned in any way, in whole or in part. Each license is unique and indivisible and cannot be split, while it is prohibited in any way to lease or jointly operate the license with third parties.

The HGC invites the legal persons that wish to submit the application of article 45 of law 4002/2011 (GG A 180), with the supporting documents and data of article 5 of ministerial decision numbered 79835 ΕΞ 2020/24.07.2020 (GG B 3265), and by taking into account the HGC Directive 1/2020, in order to demonstrate their compliance with regulatory framework and be granted a license to conduct online gaming

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31.03.2020 Remote Gambling Licenses.
Taking into account the unprecedented circumstances prevailing worldwide due to the COVID 19 pandemic, as well as the fact that the stand-still period of the 2019/657/GR notification of the Online Gaming Regulations and Technical Regulations Drafts will expire in the next few days, the Hellenic Gaming Commission informs all legal entities interested in applying for online gaming licenses, according to article 46 of Law 4002/11, that, in order to obtain all the information needed and properly prepare for their application, they are urged to submit any clarification questions regarding the institutional framework, the licensing process and the required information and supporting documents to the special email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HGC and its expert staff are available and ready to respond.