The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed the appointment of Anne Poggemann as the first officer of ‘Glücksspielaufsicht’ – German gambling’s new supervisory authority.
Last year, the state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house German gambling’s first federal supervisory unit, upholding the licensing duties, market standards and compliance obligations of the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime.
Germany’s re-regulated gambling marketplace was officially launched on 1 July, with all 16 federal states choosing to observe the laws of GlüNeuRStv, ending a 12-year deliberation with regards to German gambling’s federal application.
A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Poggemann will lead Saxony-Anhalt’s agency having previously served as the State’s secretary for sport. The new appointee brings further federal-level experience to the role, having served as an executive of Germany’s Financial Conduct Authority.
Backing Poggemann’s appointment, Saxony-Anhalt stated that it had chosen its leading legal expert to serve as Glücksspielaufsicht first officer – acknowledging the high-pressure demands of interpreting and applying GlüNeuRStv laws across Germany’s federal states.
Saxony-Anhalt has been granted a year to develop its Glücksspielaufsicht agency, which aims to take full supervision of the GlüNeuRStv by July 2022.
Poggemann has been charged with selecting the supervisory unit’s first executive team, which will lead an agency of 110 employees monitoring industry standards, player safeguards and operator conduct.