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DSWV: Interstate deficiencies will be exposed in critical summer for German sports 

DSWV President, Mathias Dahms,

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), Germany’s Sports Betting Trade Association, has called on Bundesländer (state authorities) to back its call for a “realignment of regulations in 2024”. The trade body has urged Germany’s 16 federal states to face the deficiencies of the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv), the framework that has re-regulated the country’s online gambling marketplace since July 2021. 2023 was …

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DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

SBC News DSWV claims full-house as ODDSET joins trade body

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has accomplished a major directive for its trade body, as ODDSET Sportwetten joins its association representing the interests of German bookmakers. The addition of ODDSET as a new member will see DSWV represent all betting businesses licensed in Germany, since the launch of the Fourth Interstate Market (GlüNeuRStv), on 1 July 2021. DSWV noted: “ODDSET’s membership represents …

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Entain: GGL must address German gambling’s black market exposure 

SBC News Entain: GGL must address German gambling’s black market exposure 

Entain Plc has backed the findings of the ‘Schnabl Study‘ highlighting the significant presence of black-market operators targeting Germany’s Fourth Interstate Market (GlüNeuRStv). Published by the trade bodies of DSWV (sports betting) and DOCV (online casino), the study conducted by Prof. Gunther Schnabl of the University of Leipzig, found that ‘around half of the online gaming activity in Germany takes …

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GGL rejects criticism of data collection on black market exposure 

SBC News GGL rejects criticism of data collection on black market exposure 

Glücksspiel (GGL), the Federal Authority of German Gambling, has clarified its stance on “data collection approaches” to determine the size of the black market targeting national consumers. The GGL acknowledged that “studies aiming to determine the market size of illegal online gambling are currently contentious, yielding different conclusions than the states’ data”. The studies referenced are likely those commissioned by …

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Study on GlüNeuRStv protections calls on GGL to tackle blackmarket fallout

SBC News Study on GlüNeuRStv protections calls on GGL to tackle blackmarket fallout

German gambling trade bodies of DSWV (sports betting) and DOCV (online casino) have alerted federal authorities of “alarming developments in Germany’s online gambling market” and its failure to protect consumers from being targeted by the black market. The warning follows a study undertaken by economist Günther Schnabl of the University of Leipzig, evaluating the effectiveness of laws and protections of …

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German Atlas cites “2.3% of population affected by a gambling disorder”

SBC News German Atlas cites "2.3% of population affected by a gambling disorder"

Drogenbeauftragter, the Federal Drug Commissioner of the Bundestag, has published the ‘Gambling Atlas of Germany’, providing comprehensive statistics and data on the harms and addiction associated with problem gambling. The Atlas is the first ‘scientifically grounded report’ to measure problem gambling in Germany following the launch of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv), which came into effect on 1 …

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DSWV welcomes Luise Evers as the new Press Lead

SBC News DSWV welcomes Luise Evers as the new Press Lead

Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has confirmed the appointment of Luise Evers as the new Spokesperson and Press Officer for the German Sports Betting Trade Association. The appointment will see Evers assume full responsibilities for DSWV’s press relations as well as both internal and external communication channels. Evers holds extensive experience in corporate communications, having formerly served as a Communications Manager for …

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German stakeholders demand ‘instant corrections’ to GlüNeuRStv market

SBC News German stakeholders demand ‘instant corrections’ to GlüNeuRStv market

German gambling stakeholders have reiterated their warning to federal lawmakers, emphasising that “the legal offering must be strengthened” to protect German consumers who are actively targeted by black-market operators. The warning was prominently featured during the ‘Parliamentary Evening’ on 21 September in Dusseldorf, co-hosted by the German Online Casino Association (DOCV) and the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV). Headline speaker …

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DSWV lambast false narrative on German problem gambling stats

DSWV President, Mathias Dahms,

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV), the trade body for German sports betting, has criticised several media outlets for drawing false conclusions on problem gambling prevalence statistics.  The trade body responded to media outlets referencing the ‘Glücksspielteilnahme 2021’ survey conducted by the drug and addiction research centre, ISD Hamburg.  Media outlets reported that “problem gambling behaviour in Germany had risen from 400,000 to …

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DSWV: World Cup lows highlight channelling flaws of the GlüNeuRStv

DSWV President, Mathias Dahms,

 The negative impact of Germany’s futile sports betting laws was visible during World Cup 2023, according to Mathias Dahms, the President of DSWV – Germany’s Sports Betting Association.   Speaking at the trade body’s annual conference on 8 March, Dahms reiterated previous warnings of self-imposed harms on Germany’s ‘GlüNeuRStv’ interstate gambling regime.  “2022 was not an outstanding year for sports betting” …

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