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Beyond the Scope

June 10, 2022 News & Reports

By Wulf Hambach, Yannick Skulksi, Phillip Beumer and Christian Reidel, published in G3 Magazine

In Germany, GameDuell, spitch.tv and esports.com are offering their products outside the scope of the German Gambling Regulation, resulting in a new co-regulation initiative, which started in Germany but will probably further unfold in other EU markets like Spain, where new regulatory changes related to a responsible gambling decree are upcoming.

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Source: G3 Magazine

Taking a look again at the control of gambling monopolies

May 19, 2022 News & Reports

By Justin Franssen and Dr. Alan Littler, Kalff Katz & Franssen

It is now more than a decade since Dr Alan Littler and Justin Franssen addressed the question of “How should we define ‘strict control’?”, in European Gaming Lawyer, regarding the circumstances in which Member States can award an exclusive licence for gambling services without any form of competition. This question is one which continues to feed debate, and a recent piece by Dr Alan Littler looks back at what has happened in the intervening time whilst coupling this question with a look at the potential tripwires for gambling monopolists; advertising and the generation of revenues for good causes. These considerations can be found in Monopolies and their Control: Place between Conflicting Objectives? by clicking here.

iGB: German court throws out player’s case to recoup gambling losses

December 6, 2021 News & Reports

By Marese O’Hagan

The Bonn Regional Court has upheld a judgement imposed by the Euskirchen District Court on 31 May to dismiss a claim from a player to recoup losses that occurred before online gambling was legalised.

The plaintiff had played online casino games from an operator based in Malta, before Germany’s Fourth State Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) was implemented. The GlüNeuRStV allowed online slots and poker to be offered in Germany for the first time.

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Gambling Insider: Panel: Germany, loosen restrictions or customers will “easily drop out” to the black market

November 15, 2021 News & Reports

By Isabella Aslam, Gambling Insider

Gambling Insider was in attendance at the Betting on Sports Europe conference for a discussion on the new proposed regulations in Germany.

The panel, comprised of Dominik Beier, Managing Director, Emotion Group, Nico Jansen, Bet it Best Founder & CEO (through video call), Christian Madlindl, Magic Sports Media COO, and Dr. Wulf Hambach, Hambach & Hambach Co Founder and Lawyer. 

With worries that users may move into muddy waters and into the black market due to tight regulations, in such a complex market, what is allowed, what isn’t allowed, and who is responsible?

The conversation around Germany, and its restrictive and high taxed gambling market, saw the panel of judges discuss what is needed in terms of compliance, laws and marketing regulation.

“Sports betting is fun and if you spoil the game, customers will have fun somewhere else,” said Dr Wulf Hambach.

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VIXIO GamblingCompliance: Some German States Will Wait On Casino Games Licensing, Attorney Says

November 12, 2021 News & Reports

By David Altaner

States may be cautious on online table games Gambling treaty called compromise that fails players

While some German states are planning licensing programmes for online table games and others support monopolies, a third group may simply procrastinate, a Germany gambling lawyer has said.

North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein have declared their intention to hold open licensing contests for online table games, while Bavaria, Brandenburg and Saxony have committed to monopolies.

Then there is a third category of German states that may want to wait.

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