The Greek government has accepted the reforms necessary to pass a revised gambling bill.

The legislation, which will see the launch of the country’s first regulated online gambling framework, means that operators will be able to continue to offer RNG games including slots – earlier omitted from the draft plans.

Greece will charge a fee of €3m per licence, reduced from the original €5m, with a 20 per cent corporation tax imposed before an additional 35 per cent revenue tax.

Operators blocked in the past year cannot apply for licences, while the 24 companies handed provisional licences in 2011 will need to reapply for fresh licences by March 31, 2020.