Tag Archives: DSWV

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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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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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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Germany 2021: Landers’ ‘transitional framework’ receives mixed reactions 

The approval by Germany’s 16 Lander (regional councils) to launch a ‘transitional tolerance period’ for igaming services, which will bring clarity to operators who wish to participate in the federal relaunch of the online gambling marketplace in 2021, has drawn contrasting views.   As German Lander continue to individually ratify the final amendments of the federal New Interstate Treaty on Online …

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85% pause activity as esports tops the betting bill in Germany

Germany - 12 March 2020, Saxony, Dresden: Football: 2nd Bundesliga, SG Dynamo Dresden. View into the empty Rudolf-Harbig-Stadium. Numerous football matches in Germany and Europe are currently taking place without spectators. It is not yet clear whether so-called "ghost games" will also take place here because of the new corona virus. Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the regulations of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and the DFB Deutscher Fußball-Bund, it is prohibited to exploit or have exploited in the stadium and/or from the game taken photographs in the form of sequence images and/or video-like photo series.

More than 85% of sports bettors in Germany have stopped placing bets, according to a survey conducted by bookmaker comparison portal MySportwetten.de – part of Leadstar Media group. The unrepresentative survey, conducted as a poll amongst members of the MySportwetten.de community, was set up to show how much the betting world in Germany has changed as a result of COVID-19. …

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DSWV frustrated by sportsbook licensing suspension

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has expressed its frustration after receiving confirmation that the Darmstadt Administrative Court had suspended the nationwide sports betting permit procedure until further notice. The decision came after an Austrian betting operator claimed that the licensing procedure was not transparent and non-discriminatory. Commenting on the news, DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “The decision of 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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DSWV seeks for ‘constructive voice’ with Kindred & Playtech as new members

German industry trade body Der Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has expanded its membership, welcoming FTSE250 Playtech Plc and Stockholm-listed Kindred Group to its ranks. Updating stakeholders, DSWV governance details that as a trade body it now represents over 90% of the active German sports betting market. DSWV increases its representation of sports betting technology provisions, with Playtech group as a new …

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