Tag Archives: Bundestag

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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Germany secures gambling regime but stakeholders demand radical changes 

Germany’s Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) is guaranteed to officially launch on 1 July, having been ratified by the Bundesländer (state parliament) of Saxony-Anhalt this Wednesday.  The Interstate Treaty had previously secured the required approval of 13 states to launch Germany’s new federal regime regulating online gambling services. However, the approval of Saxony-Anhalt was deemed as essential to the …

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HooYu secures KJM accreditation for German age verification

The German Commission for the Protection of Young People in the Media (Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz – KJM) has approved HooYu as a suitable age verification systems provider. HooYu confirms that it has secured legal certainty to provide age verification provisions for licensed incumbents of Germany’s new Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV) federal gambling regime – due to formally launch in July 2021. As the …

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AgeChecked – Germany offers operators no grace period on age-verification requirements

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Germany follows the Netherlands in placing age verification as the critical compliance component of The Interstate Treaty on Gambling to be fully enforced from 1 July 2021. Though final compliance requirements are yet to be settled, Germany’s sixteen Länder (regional councils) remain adamant that new federal gambling regime will carry a zero-tolerance policy on age-verification infringements, summoning licence suspensions and …

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German regulations risk black market take-up says Lycka

Martin Lycka, GVC Holdings’ director of regulatory affairs, has called attention to the pending reorganisation of German gaming regulations, stating that ‘this is a gaming revolution built on sand’. Writing for Politico, Lycka explained that ‘German gambling is on the brink of revolution’ with incoming legislation paving the way for the registration of an unlimited number of sports betting providers, …

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Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts

Seeking to relaunch its gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021, Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the ‘State Treaty on Gambling’ to the European Union. Despite numerous revisions, the framework has yet to be ratified by the nation’s 16 federal Länder (states). The make-up of the treaty continues to be debated by regional MPs at …

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German-16 to vote on revamped interstate gambling treaty

Betting leadership eyes turn to Germany, as momentum appears to be gathering on the nation finally revamping its gambling framework. German news reports detail that the nation’s sixteen state assemblies have agreed to put forward the draft mandate of the ‘Third Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ – seeking to develop a federal framework/code on regulating wagering services. Central to the revamped …

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German Bundestag strengthens sports integrity laws against match fixing

The German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) has strengthened the nation’s code on match-fixing and sports corruption by introducing new laws that make it a ‘crime to conspire to fix sporting events’. Passing its new regulations which set tougher sentences for individuals found guilty of attempting to unlawfully influence an event, Bundestag laws may hand out sentences of up to …

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NEIN! EC states the German amended betting treaty is unfit for business purpose

Hopes of progressing Germany’s licensed sports betting agenda have been further dashed by the European Commission, who have dismissed new legislation presented in the ‘Second State Treaty’ as a ‘non-viable solution’.   Pressured by industry stakeholders and sporting bodies, German officials rushed to present new amendments to the EU last October, with the purpose of amending the national gambling framework …

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Sportradar signs MoU with France’s racing and betting police service

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Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Service Central des Courses et Jeux (SCCJ), the department within France’s national police force that oversees racing and betting. Sportradar, which operates its the Fraud Detection System (FDS) across 13 sports including FIFA, AFC, UEFA, World Rugby, NHL and NBA, will engage in the exchange of expertise, statistical data, information and trends …

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