Tag Archives: DSWV

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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DSWV appeal to see change in German betting regulation

The German Betting Association (DSWV) has made an appeal to the government regarding the terms of the latest Gambling Treaty Amendment. This forms a part of the lengthy and ongoing battle to reform and better regulate sports betting in Germany. The amendment to the State Treaty provides the introduction of a quality approval system for sports betting providers. This followed …

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German DSWV strengthens policy arm with Dr Bastian Scholz appointment

German trade association for the sports betting industry Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has strengthened its governance by appointing Dr Bastian Scholz to the new position of Policy Advisor. Scholz an expert in German national public policy has undertaken numerous research projects for political party Christian Democratic Union (CDU).  Scholz further holds a doctorate from specialist engineering university ’ Technische Chemnitz’ and …

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DSWV welcomes sports betting regulatory reform in Germany

With the German state currently investigating regulatory procedures around sports betting, and with a potential overhaul on the cards, the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) President Mathias Dahms has welcomed the discussions. Back in October 2015 the state of Hesse presented five guidelines focused on reform and gambling regulation. Government officials will meet this week to discuss what must be done, in terms …

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DSWV welcomes anti-match fixing bill in Germany

A bill was recently submitted to the federal government with the aim of amending the current law so that it penalises match-fixing more adequately. The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has welcomed this move. DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “Match-fixing is a crime. If criminal groups affect games, then it’s economically damaging as well as from an integrity point of view. This is …

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