Tag Archives: Germany

Scientific Games secures Bavarian upgrade with LOTTO Bayern

LOTTO Bayern, the state lottery operator for the German Province of Bavaria, has sanctioned an upgrade of its operating systems which expands its lead technology supplier contract with Scientific Games for a further four years. Updating stakeholders, Scientific Games confirmed that LOTTO Bayern will become one of its first lottery partners to install its ‘new self-contained SYMPHONY system’. The all-round …

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Dominik Beier – Interwetten unafraid to test its legacy in Nigeria

Dominik Beier, Group CEO of DACH markets legacy sportsbook Interwetten has spoken to SBC on his firm’s African market ambitions, which will launch imminently within Nigeria. Prior to global betting’s COVID-19 disruption, Interwetten’s executive team had announced that the sportsbook had secured a ‘national licence’ from Nigeria’s Lottery Regulatory Commission (LRC). The announcement sees Beier undertake a key strategic leadership …

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mybet returns with Deutsche Eishockey play-off sponsorship

Resurrected DACH region online bookmaker mybet has secured its first major sports sponsorship after becoming a ‘digital partner’ of Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) – Germany’s top tier of professional ice hockey. The sponsorship has been revealed as the Deutsche Eishockey reaches its play-off knockout phase, in which mybet will have prominent coverage across the league’s digital platforms and social media profiles. …

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Martin Lycka: Liberalism versus conservatism played out in German law

GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka revisits the online gambling laws in Germany and sees what the ‘sixteen kings’ have in store for the industry. ____________________ Habemus State Treaty. After years of thick black smoke, white billow has spewed out from the tiny little chimney perched on the roof of the German Gambling Chapel. The sixteen cardinals dispatched by …

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German media association lambasts gambling advertising blackout

VAUNET, Germany’s media owners’ association, has become the latest market stakeholder to demand a redraft of the nation’s inbound ‘Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’. Representing 150 German media firms operating across all broadcast formats, VAUNET governance has stated that Treaty provisions on gambling advertising will undermine ‘regulated market channelling efforts’ serving as counterproductive measures to consumer safeguards. In January, Germany’s …

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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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Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa

In the latest of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC Holdings Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka pens a letter to the Santa of Gambling and hopes that, for a change. the industry is on the ‘good’ list.  Dear Gambling Santa, My name is Martin and I am probably a little too old to write to you. …

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EC investigates Bundesland casino tax regimes

The European Commission has confirmed this week that it will investigate German state regulatory frameworks attached to land-based casino taxation policy to assess whether certain tax grants favour state-owned operators. Confirming its investigation, the EC details that it has received several complaints branding Bundesland (German state) tax grants and guarantees offered to ‘public casinos’ as forms of state aid, breaching …

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