The playslip's data is transmitted to OPAP central data-processing centre via terminals, located at the company's retail shops. In particular, to participate in the draws of the game RACES, the procedure consists of the following steps:
STEP 1: Filling in the Playslip
As applied today (or described in the brochure), the options for filling in a playslip are as follows:
- Single Columns
- Full Systems (Full Development Systems)
- Lucky Dip
STEP 2: Handing over the Completed Playslip and Checking the Participation Receipt
You hand over the completed playslip to OPAP agent and, as soon as it is validated via the terminal, a receipt is printed out, as proof of your participation. Upon receipt of this Participation Receipt, you should check that it is valid and contains all the data corresponding to the specific participation. It is the player's responsibility to crosscheck his/her selections with the ones printed on the receipt, to make sure they coincide. In case there are any differences between the playslip and the receipt, you need to inform the agent.
STEP 3: Checking out the Playslip for Winnings
Upon completion of the greyhound races of the game RACES, you compare the winning column with your predictions, to check out if you are the holder of a winning coupon. It would be convenient for you to use the special "Ticket Checkers" installed in every OPAP retail shop or you could always ask an OPAP agent for assistance.
Checking out the playslip can also be accomplished by entering OPAP website, selecting the indication "Find Winnings" and using the application "Check Winnings", where you enter the data of your Participation Receipt.
RACES winnings depend on the odds of the bet type selected, which is printed on the player's Participation Receipt.
STEP4: Redeem Winnings
Winnings redeeming takes place upon production of the Participation Receipt to the authorized OPAP S.A. retail shops (agencies). Winnings pay out, depending on the limit defined by OPAP S.A., takes place either at the retail shop, where a payment receipt is also printed out, or at a cooperating bank upon production of a payment request printed out of the retailer's terminal. The proportional tax is directly withheld by OPAP S.A. upon payment of winnings, in accordance with the applicable law.