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Report Annual Gaming Industry Event 2018

February 14, 2018 News & Reports

On Friday 2 February 2018 Kalff Katz & Franssen’s Gaming Practice group again hosted the Annual Gaming Industry Event, traditionally held at the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam. The event was this year co-hosted with the International Masters of Gaming Law.

With over 150 attendees from all over the world, the event was a huge success. Like previous years, key industry figures, domestic as well as international land-based and remote operators, trade organisations, regulators, politicians, and government officials attended the event. … Continue Reading

GamblingCompliance: German Legislator Sees Long-Awaited Progress On Gambling Regime

February 13, 2018 News & Reports

By David Altaner, Gambling Compliance

An influential member of parliament is predicting that German online gambling legislation will be proposed this year and passed
within 18 months, with the only question being whether it is “big reform or small reform”.

Four German states — Schleswig-Holstein, Hesse, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia — are working seriously to come up with
proposals that will please all parties, including state governments, lotteries and operators seeking to offer both sports betting and
casino online, said Patrick Sensburg, a member of parliament from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s largest and most influential state.

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Source: www.gamblingcompliance.com

GIQ magazine: European data protection regulations

February 12, 2018 News & Reports

By Macarena Rodicio, Gaming Intelligence

Dr Wulf Hambach and Dr Stefanie Fuchs from Hambach & Hambach explain the impact of the new European General Data Protection Regulation

IN 2015, AFTER years of back-and-forth negotiations, the European Commission reached an agreement on the text of the new
European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing the out-of-date Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995.

The aim of the GDPR is to unify data protection laws across EU member states and place greater emphasis on accountability. Although many of its key points are similar to those currently in place, the new law has some far reaching and more meaningful implications.

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Source: www.gamingintelligence.com

Mission (im)possible: Enforcement against Online Gambling in Germany!

February 9, 2018 News & Reports

(Excerpt from TIME Law News 2018; read the whole news here)

By Dr Wulf Hambach, Founding Partner at Hambach & Hambach law firm

These two events just don’t fit together:

First event:

Kiel state parliament, September 2017: The government coalition in Kiel overturns the Second Inter-State Treaty on Gambling (GlüStV) and announces reforms in line with market conditions.

Minister of the Interior Grothe: “Formal prohibitions did not lead to the players using orderly and supervised offers. We must no longer try to control internet gambling with analogue instruments from the past millennium.” Source: https://www.shz.de/17869246

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Who’s Who Legal: Hambach & Hambach awarded in 2018

January 22, 2018 News & Reports

Hambach & Hambach were “Most Highly Regarded” in the Who’s Who Legal Sports & Entertainment sector for 2018. They say that … Continue Reading

Legal Gaming in Europe Summit 2013 – Summary Day 1

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Video: International Gaming Law Summit 2011 Highlights

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