Tag Archives: Bundesrat

DSWV: Federal tax approval sees GlüNeuRStv become dead on arrival

Germany’s Sports Betting Association, DSWV, has lambasted the Bundesrat and Bundestag’s decision to uphold the Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’s (GlüNeuRStv) controversial tax regime. Securing its federal approval this week, Germany’s legislature ratified for GlüNeuRStv to maintain its much-disputed 5.3% wagering tax on online casino and poker verticals. Prior to the Bundesrat vote, the DSWV had called for the tax …

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Bundesrat moves forward with no changes to unloved GlüNeuRStv regime

The German ‘GlüNeuRStv’ has maintained the much-disputed 5.3% wagering tax on online casino and poker verticals ahead of the launch of its online gambling regime on 1 July.  As the outstanding amendment for Germany’s Bundesrat (federal council) to resolve, the controversial tax received its approval from Bundesländer (state executives) this week as a federal measure of the GlüNeuRStv.  Bundesländer executives …

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Winning Post: Germany’s tax challenge… dumm und dummer

Last week, online gambling trade associations demanded that the European Commission (EC) intervene and order German lawmakers to justify a discriminatory 5.3% turnover tax on online casino and poker verticals. Though market stakeholders may get their desired response on taxes, Regulus Partners states that an EU-level intervention will have little to no impact on Germany’s illogical approach to adopting a …

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EC probe demands Germany justify its online gambling tax regime

An intervention by the European Commission may force Germany’s Bundesrat (federal council) to delay its final vote on approving its proposed 5.3% tax charge on player stakes, to be enforced on online slots and poker verticals. The controversial tax charge, remains the outstanding issue for Germany’s Bundesländer (state governments) to resolve in order for all provisions of the Fourth Interstate …

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EGBA urges German Lander to drop ‘anti-competitive’ online tax rates

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has urged the German Bundesländer to reject proposed tax rates of 5.3% on online poker and slots, arguing that this would undermine the country’s recently updated gambling regulations. The turnover tax has been proposed by the Bundesrat, Germany’s Federal Council, as the final tax arrangement that should be imposed on casino and poker …

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Tipico temporarily suspends affiliate programme 

Leading German online bookmaker Tipico Sportwetten has confirmed the temporary closure of its affiliate marketing programme.  Posting a notice on its website, Tipico marketing disclosed that it will no longer accept new sign-ups and registrations to promote its products and services. Tipico’s statement read: “Until further notice, Tipico’s affiliate programme will be suspended and no new registrations are possible.” The …

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Bayern Munich executive Jörg Wacker criticises Interstate Treaty’s ‘false protections’

FC Bayern Munich board member Jörg Wacker has become the latest German sports and business figurehead to criticise the online betting restrictions of the nation’s ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ inbound for 2021. Despite Lander (state) consensus being reached on eliminating restrictions on online casino products, Germany’s Bundesrat (Federal Council) maintains controversial requirements attached to sports betting, restricting monthly player …

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DSWV – German online restrictions will not stand up to channelisation demands

Mathias Dahms, President of the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV), has urged Bundesrat officials to ditch the ‘agreed’ online sports betting restrictions of the inbound 2021 ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Representing DSWV members, Dahms states that restrictions of sports betting markets and in-play restrictions would simply be ‘proven as ineffective for a digital age’. Despite amending Interstate Treaty provisions …

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‘Get real’ on in-play restrictions and surveillance urges DSWV

DSWV, the ‘German Sports Betting Trade Association‘, has welcomed the new consensus reached for the online gambling components of the ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’, which would allow for federal provisions on online casino and poker. This week, the Bundesrat press agency confirmed that all 16 Länder (states) had agreed ‘in principle’ to allow for concessions on online casino, poker and …

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German Länder eye gambling supervisory unit opportunities

Bundesrat debate has begun on which Länder (state) legislator should become the leading ‘supervisory authority’ of German gambling, should it approve the final conditions of the ‘4th Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Executives of Germany’s 16 autonomous Länder continue to debate final provisions and potential changes to the approved Interstate Treaty, despite its legislation being lambasted by a European Commission review. …

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