(GREEK ORGANIZATION OF FOOTBALL PROGNOSTICS S.A.)
OPAP (Greek Organization of Football Prognostics S.A.) is the sole gaming operator in Greece, currently conducting, managing, organizing and operating six numerical lottery and three sports betting games in Greece and Cyprus, through an extensive network, currently comprised of more than 5,000 licensed agencies.
OPAP was founded in 1958 in order to organize and operate PROPO (the Greek Football Pools game). In 1999, the company was incorporated as a Societe Anonyme with the Hellenic Republic as the sole stakeholder. In 2000, OPAP acquired from the State a 20-year license to be the exclusive operator of lottery and sports betting games. In 2001, the company was listed in the Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) with the Hellenic Republic, following consecutive offerings, currently maintaining 34% of the company’s shares.
Nowadays, OPAP is considered to be a leader Company of the gaming sector internationally. In 2009, the Group reached sales of €5,4 billion, distributed a total dividend of €558 million to the shareholders and €3,7 billion to the winners, whereas €558 million were paid as taxes to the Greek state.
As an active member of international organizations and associations of games of chance (World Lotteries Association, European Lotteries, European Lotteries Sports, European Association for the Study of Gambling), OPAP maintains a dynamic stance in the international developments of the gaming sector.
Focusing to its key principal, OPAP continuously supports an extended Corporate Social Responsibility Program through which contributes in the fields of sports, culture, healthcare, education and environment.
The company applies an Integrated Management System which addresses Quality (ISO 9001:2009), Environment Management (ISO 14001:2004) and Responsible Care (SA 8000:2008).
OPAP S.A., the Greek Organization of Football Prognostics, launches goodchannel.gr (good.gr), a new enterprise in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Goodchannel.gr is the first electronic social network via which we are able to create a human chain and connect the social offer with the social needs. The aim of the site www.goodchannel.gr is the maximization of the promotion of all the actions that contribute to the production of social work so as to fulfill a need, utilize an offer and underline a significant social action. The upmost aim of goodchannel.gr is the activation of volunteerism, the formation of synergies and the awareness of the society as a whole.
Users of the social network www.goodchannnel.gr can be individuals, companies, non-governmental organizations or government corporations. Each of them could become a member of the goodchannel.gr family and create their own profile through which they will able to inform other members about their existing needs, their offers and their actions.
Goodchannel.gr offers the platform that connects the social needs with the sources of the social offer, so as people in need are helped. Communication with people who can contribute to the achievement of goals and social work can revive the spirit of volunteerism. The initiatives for organizing social actions through goodchannel.gr and information of all involved parts about these, active participation and production of social economy are the main objective of goodchannel.gr.
For any further information, you may send your e-mail to the electronic address firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 801-801-14-14.