Tag Archives: GlüNeuRStV

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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Intertops baffles affiliates announcing rebrand to Everygame 

Intertops has communicated to its affiliate partners that it will rebrand its commercial identity to ‘Everygame’ as of 1 December 2021.  The heritage operator did not provide affiliates with material for its forthcoming rebrand – but stated that the change to Everygame would maintain its “vision to provide trusted entertainment for generations”. “Basically, we are the same with a new …

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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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BtoBet: Over-regulation and opportunities in the European sports betting sector

Regulatory developments in the European sports betting gaming sector have created both hurdles and opportunities for the continent’s operators, as the UK and Germany implement restrictions while the Netherlands opens its doors. Publishing its latest report, ‘European Sportsbook Opportunities in an Increasingly Complex Scenario’, BtoBet highlighted the potentially lucrative market of the Netherlands – where football and other sports have …

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

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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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bet-at-home records 3x EBITDA downturn as a result of German regime change 

bet-at-home AG has cited that tougher anticipated adjustments to German gambling’s new federal regime have resulted in the company recording a 9% decline in group revenues to €56.8 million (H1 2020: €62.3m).  Updating investors on its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), bet-at-home stated that its commercial performance had slowed against previous forecasts due to implementing numerous ‘core …

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Tipico and CVC enter William Hill offcut chase  

Tipico, Germany’s biggest betting firm, is reported to be ‘among the frontrunners’ vying to acquire William Hill’s UK and European offcuts, put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment. As reported by Sky News this afternoon, ‘City sources’ have disclosed that Tipico tabled a ‘credible offer to Caesars’ – who have priced William Hill’s surplus units at a combined value of …

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Saxony-Anhalt appoints Anne Poggemann as first officer of German Gambling’s supervisory unit 

The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed the appointment of Anne Poggemann as the first officer of ‘Glücksspielaufsicht’ – German gambling’s new supervisory authority.  Last year, the state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house German gambling’s first federal supervisory unit, upholding the licensing duties, market standards and compliance obligations of the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime. Germany’s re-regulated gambling …

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Bundesrat moves forward with no changes to unloved GlüNeuRStv regime

The German ‘GlüNeuRStv’ has maintained the much-disputed 5.3% wagering tax on online casino and poker verticals ahead of the launch of its online gambling regime on 1 July.  As the outstanding amendment for Germany’s Bundesrat (federal council) to resolve, the controversial tax received its approval from Bundesländer (state executives) this week as a federal measure of the GlüNeuRStv.  Bundesländer executives …

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EC probe demands Germany justify its online gambling tax regime

An intervention by the European Commission may force Germany’s Bundesrat (federal council) to delay its final vote on approving its proposed 5.3% tax charge on player stakes, to be enforced on online slots and poker verticals. The controversial tax charge, remains the outstanding issue for Germany’s Bundesländer (state governments) to resolve in order for all provisions of the Fourth Interstate …

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