Tag Archives: Glücksspielbehörde

Better Collective strikes SPORT1 multimedia partnership for disrupted German market 

Better Collective

Better Collective AB  has moved to significantly expand its German market presence by forming a strategic alliance with SPORT1 Media Group.  The partnership will see Better Collective and SPORT1 combine their German assets and resources to establish the leading media platform for Germany’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace – adhering to the laws of the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) …

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Matthias Kirschenhofer, Sport1: GlüNeuRStv is heading in the right direction

SBC News Matthias Kirschenhofer, Sport1: GlüNeuRStv is heading in the right direction

The industry’s frustrations with German gambling market reforms under the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) regime have been well publicised.   Across Europe, gambling PLCs have undertaken costly multi-million-pound platform/product adjustments to adhere to the GlüNeuRStv’s stringent technical standards on compliance and market rules. But despite reconciling online gambling within Germany’s federal legislative framework, the GlüNeuRStv remains unloved and scorned …

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Kindred withdraws Unibet from unviable German market 

SBC News Kindred withdraws Unibet from unviable German market 

Kindred Group has confirmed that its flagship Unibet brand will withdraw its presence from the German market as of 1 July.  The Stockholm-listed operator has informed local authorities that it has chosen to cancel Unibet’s sportsbook and virtual slots licence applications to participate in Germany’s Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) regime. “Our long-term strategic direction sets out locally regulated …

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BOSE: New German regulator can fix GlüNeuRStv limitations

SBC News BOSE: New German regulator can fix GlüNeuRStv limitations

German market stakeholders remain positive that inbound regulator ‘Glücksspielbehörde’ (GGL) will be able to settle the glaring obstructions of the online gambling marketplace formed under the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv) regime. Reflecting on Q1 trading updates by PLC operators that had lumped Germany alongside the Netherlands as ‘problem child’ jurisdictions – Mathias Dahms, President of Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV) …

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Saxony Anhalt awards first slots licence as GlüNeuRStv woes widen  

SBC News Saxony Anhalt awards first slots licence as GlüNeuRStv woes widen  

Saxony Anhalt’s Ministry of the Interior and Sports has named the first recipient of a licence to operate online slots under Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime.  Updating its ‘white list’, the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt that serves as the interim regulator of the GlüNeuRStv regime, named Mernov Betriebsgesellschaft MBH as the first operator to qualify for a ‘Virtuelle Automatenspiele’ …

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Germany’s GlüNeuRStv Regime stuck in the mud over licensing framework

OKTO’s continental push continues as German approval secured

German market frustrations continue as the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has republished its whitelist of approved GlüNeuRStv regime operators, which has once again featured no take-up of online casino, slots or poker licences.  The update sees the Bundesländer continue its regulatory lag. Last Autumn the State Administrative Office of Saxony-Anhalt declared that no businesses had applied to be licensed for the …

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Christian Madlindl: Maintaining confidence in German poker and sports betting in 2022

SBC News Christian Madlindl: Maintaining confidence in German poker and sports betting in 2022

As the new year commences, developments across a range of European countries will be under the spotlight, including the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany. Halfway through last year, the 16 federal states of Germany ratified the GlüNeuRStv – the Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling – introducing new regulatory requirements on the country’s betting and igaming industry.  Under the terms …

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Germany’s DSWV ’emphatically rejects’ calls for sports betting advertising ban

SBC News Germany’s DSWV 'emphatically rejects’ calls for sports betting advertising ban

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has taken a clear stance against alleged calls from a regional Senator to ban sports betting advertising. Issuing a statement today, the trade body responded to German media reports that Ulrich Mäurer, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Senator for the Interior of the State of Bremen, had called for the imposition of a sports …

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Saxony-Anhalt sees no interest for GlüNeuRStv casino and poker licences

OKTO’s continental push continues as German approval secured

The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has published its ‘whitelist’ of operators that have been approved licences in accordance with the laws of GlüNeuRStv – Germany’s fourth interstate treaty on gambling.  Saxony-Anhalt has been appointed to serve as the Bundesländer that will house German gambling’s new federal regulatory agency – Glücksspielbehörde. The GlüNeuRStv regime was formally launched on 1 July, though Germany’s …

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German gambling regulator pursues dual leadership with Benter and Schwanke appointments

SBC News German gambling regulator pursues dual leadership with Benter and Schwanke appointments

Germany’s new gambling regulator, the Glücksspielbehörde, has detailed its ambition to pursue a dual leadership strategy, appointing Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke as its leading executives. The regulatory body aims to strengthen its leadership and supervisory oversight of the German betting and gaming market, which was officially launched according to a re-regulated format on 1 July. All 16 of the …

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