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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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Winamax calls for GlüNeuRStv cooperation joining DSWV

SBC News Winamax calls for GlüNeuRStv cooperation joining DSWV

Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has announced French betting and gaming group Winamax as the latest member of the German Sports Betting Association. Founded in 2006, Paris-based Winamax operates France’s biggest online poker room and is recognised as one of the French market’s biggest sportsbook brands. Expanding its presence within new European markets, in 2021 Winamax was granted a Fourth Interstate Market …

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Germany’s free gambling addiction hotline secures multi-year funding

SBC News Germany's free gambling addiction hotline secures multi-year funding

The German gambling regulator, Gemeinsame Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL), has secured financing for the country’s free gambling addiction hotline of the Federal Center for Health Education – BZgA – for the next few years. The GGL declared that the main associations of the German gaming industry have jointly- backed the BZgA hotline with further funding. Covering a third of the …

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GGL awards “Gambling Advertising Study” to Berlin’s eye square agency 

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Glücksspiel (GGL), the Federal Authority of German Gambling, has awarded its “Gambling Advertising Study” to eye square GmbH, a media research group. As announced on 10 August, the GGL published its tender requirements for a “study coordinated with Germany’s 16 federal states,” titled “Gambling advertising on television and on the Internet in the area of conflict between channeling and addiction …

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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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GGL answers consumer queries on cross-provider deposit limits

SBC News GGL answers consumer queries on cross-provider deposit limits

Gluecksspiel (GGL), the Federal Gambling Authority of Germany, has issued a direct response to consumer questions related to the Cross-State Gambling Supervision System (LUGAS). The Federal Authority has published an ‘FAQ section‘ on its website in response to ‘common questions’ about LUGAS functions and how its deposit limit rules are applied across German states, restricting individual spend and activities in …

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GGL launches public awareness campaign on gambling protections

SBC News GGL launches public awareness campaign on gambling protections

Gluecksspiel (GGL), the Federal Gambling Authority of Germany has launched a new ‘public information campaign’ on online gambling safeguards.  The initiative was announced this week as the headline directive of Germany’s first ‘nationwide action day against gambling addiction’ hosted on 27 September. The authority detailed: “GGL is supporting this annual day of action by providing an information brochure in which …

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