iGaming Business: Regulatory reflections on Germany and the Netherlands

April 10, 2019 Uncategorized

KPMG’s latest Malta Gaming eSummit looked at the changing regulatory landscape in Germany and the Netherlands – and its implications for gaming operatives. Dr Alan Littler, along with Claus Hambach and Dr Wulf Hambach, partners of specialist law firm Hambach & Hambach, and Justin Franssen, partner of Kalff, Katz and Franssen, reflect on the issues raised during their panel session at the eSummit.

Starting with Germany, it was agreed the country’s online gambling market is highly complex from regulatory, legal and tax viewpoints. The panel considered that new online gambling regulation, due to be enacted in 2021 and including casino, poker, sports betting and perhaps other verticals such as betting on eSports, offered a promising perspective.

Authorities in Schleswig-Holstein might re-establish and enforce regulation of the online casino market. However, enforcement and payment blocking in particular are currently used on the basis of a federal administrative court decision prohibiting online casino.

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iGaming Business: Land Ahoy! But only just…

March 27, 2019 News & Reports

Written by Hambach & Hambach for iGamingBusiness.com

Last week’s Minister-President Conference saw Germany make a decisive move towards a total overhaul of the country’s gambling regulations following years of legal disputes and failed progress.

Wulf Hambach, Stefan Bolay and Stefanie Fuchs of leading German law firm Hambach & Hambach outline what may happen next – and what needs to happen to ensure a satisfactory conclusion for all stakeholders.

At their conference on 21 March, the German Minister-Presidents agreed – as expected – on the third Interstate Treaty to amend the Interstate Treaty on Gambling (3. Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag, 3. GlüÄndStV).

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iGaming Business: Germany ratifies Third State Treaty on Gambling

March 21, 2019 News & Reports

The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licences in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime.

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CalvinAyre.com: Germany’s Dr. Patrick Sensburg: Grey market is no good for anyone

March 21, 2019 News & Reports, Videos
Gambling regulations have been hard to get straight in Germany, largely due to complications of the political system there. To help us understand their struggle, Dr. Patrick Sensberg, a member of the German Parliament since 2009 representing Hochsauerlandkreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, joined Becky Liggero to explain the situation.

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