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iGaming Business – Let the Games begin… but in slow motion only

March 10, 2020 News & Reports

By Dr. Wulf Hambach and Yannick Skulski, Hambach & Hambach law firm

After years of chaos and legal disputes, the German federal states have finally decided to open up the internet not only for sports betting, but also for virtual slot machines, casino table games and poker. Wulf Hambach and Yannick Skulski look at the finer details

The new Interstate Treaty on the Revision of Gambling Legislation in Germany (Glücksspielneuregulierungsstaatsvertrag – GlüNeuRStV), scheduled to go into force on 1 July 2021, marks a turning point for the regulation of online gaming in Germany. 

In addition to online sports betting, virtual slot machines, online poker and online casino table games with a bank holder (such as blackjack or roulette) will also be regulated for the first time.

The current draft, to be approved by the minister-presidents of the 16 federal states on 12 March 2020 and ratified by 16 state parliaments, regulates in section 4, paragraph 4, “General provisions on the granting of licences”: 

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Chambers Global – founders of GamingLaw.eu awarded again for 2020

February 13, 2020 News & Reports

The founders of GamingLaw.eu are once again awarded by Chambers Global for 2020. Here are the Chambers Global commentaries that led to this awards again:

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KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit 2019: Regulatory Masterclass – Germany and the Netherlands panel session

February 10, 2020 News & Reports, Videos
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KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit 2019 – A Summary

January 29, 2020 News & Reports

The eSummits of KPMG are hosted in Gibraltar, the Isle of Man and Malta, each year. They are invitation only gaming conferences, and are here to provide the industry with thought provoking strategic insight, across a spectrum of themes.

The KPMG eSummit report 2019 will provide the reader with a synopsis of the main room sessions that were shared by market-leading thought leaders on the 26th November 2019 in Malta.

Tonucci & Partners, Asensi Abogados, Hambach & Hambach and Kalff Katz & Franssen are proud partners of the KPGM eSummit. Read the Gaming eSummit Report 2019 here.

See a video of the highlights of the KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit 2019 here:

KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit 2019

iGaming Business: No changes to German State Treaty following EC criticism

September 10, 2019 News & Reports

29 August 2019

The state of Nordrhein-Westfalen claims criticism of the third amended State Treaty on Gambling by the European Commission will not lead to any major changes to the wording of the legislation.

Earlier this week it emerged that EC general director Lowri Evans had cast doubt as to how effective the Treaty would be in channeling operators and players into the legal market.

Evans in particular took issue with the short duration of licences, which are due to be awarded early in 2020 and in effect until 30 June 2021, after which a new regulatory framework is expected to be implemented.

This was written in a so-called ‘blue letter’, a formal notice that acts as a precursor to the launch of infringement proceedings against a European Union member state.

However a spokesperson for the State Chancellery of Nordrhein-Westphalen said Evans’ letter “contains nothing that might lead to any changes being made to the wording of the 3rd State Treaty on Gambling“.

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