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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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Gambling Compliance: Munich Court Rules German Lottery Monopolies Flout EU Law

November 30, 2017 Uncategorized

By Joe Ewens

A German court has found that the country’s numerous state lottery monopolies are operating in defiance of EU law, emboldening eager private lottery companies seeking to establish a foothold in the lucrative market.

In a judgment announced late last week, the Administrative Court of Munich declared that the land-based lottery monopolies currently in operation in all of the country’s 16 states breached EU’s principles of “freedom to provide services” and the “constitutionally guaranteed freedom of choice”.

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