OPAP announces changes to management team

7 February 2020

Greek gambling operator OPAP has made a series of changes to its management team, including appointing Jan Karas as its new chief commercial officer.

Vaios Karantinos has been named as the new chief retail officer at OPAP, while the operator has also brought in Nancy Verra as chief regulatory and compliance officer.

Meanwhile, Spyros Linaras has taken on the position of chief people officer at the Greek gambling business.

In addition to taking on their new roles, the quartet will all become members of the OPAP Executive Committee, alongside the likes of executive chairman Kamil Ziegler and chief executive Damian Cope.

The management appointments come after OPAP last month announced that it had completed the introduction of 25,000 video lottery terminal (VLT) machines in its home country.

The rollout of machines supplied by Inspired and the Synot Group took just under three years, beginning in January 2017 after the European Union in 2015 approved the Greek government’s decision to award OPAP a VLT monopoly.

This week, OPAP also revealed details of a new digital sports betting partnership with Playtech. Under the deal, the Playtech BGT Sports division will provide the operator with its new Quantum sports betting digital platform.

OPAP will become the first operator to use the PBS digital sportsbook offering as part of its Quantum roll out.