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The lottery companies and national sports federations Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are continuing their successful cooperation. At the third annual meeting in Stuttgart in addition to the latest developments in the sports betting concession process was the fight against match-fixing in focus. For this purpose, a position paper was adopted. "We must be able to rely on that athletes and teams in a fair competition against each other.Manipulations take the joy of sport and threaten it in its social significance, "said Marion Caspers-Merk, managing director of the Staatliche Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg, at the meeting in Stuttgart Lotto headquarters.

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Odysseas Christoforou, general manager of Corporate Communication in OPAP, said the move was discriminatory against OPAP and noted that such a move would have serious negative consequences. "We have timely and in detail informed the government that such a move would be counter-efficient, it would not lead to the expected fiscal revenue and would severely hit our agent network as it would lead to a reduction of gaming in the country. Such a decline in activity will negatively affect state revenues," Christoforou said, adding that "beyond the financial consequences of imposing such a measure, legal issues were also raised, among them a discriminatory treatment against our company and our network of agents".

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The Government decided on Thursday at a plenary session, the Prime Minister's Office set up a game-integration company FRV Oy. Fintoto, Veikkaus and the Finnish Slot Machine Association will each own 15 percent of the company and the government 55 per cent. Earlier in the autumn it became known that the Chairman of the Board of Directors appointed the former CEO of Nokia, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

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