The company can resume betting activities if it pays 329 US$182.11 million to the state within three months
Bulgaria’s State Gambling Commission (SGC) announced that the company can restart activities after paying 329 million levs (US$182.11 million) to the state within three months.
According to Calvinayre, Eurofootball accused the state of seeking to create a land-based betting monopoly for the state-owned Bulgarian Sports Totalizator. Eurofootball claimed that the coronavirus-related shutdown of retail betting and casino operations ordered by the government earlier this month “do not apply” to the state-run Totalizator.
The company issued a statement saying the suspension of its license threatened the jobs of its 2,300 local employees. The company said it “has always paid the due state fees” required by law and warned that it would be “forcibly destroyed” by the government’s actions, which included the blocking of its financial accounts on February 21.