Tag Archives: Hesse

Voranzutreiben…German states to work on cohesive online gambling framework

German lawmakers appear to have reached an interstate agreement on the creation of a new national gambling framework which will abide with European Union business and competition laws. Last Friday, at its annual ministerial conference in Warnemünde, a press release was published detailing that Germany’s 16 states would work towards a treaty for gambling focusing on effective online gambling/sports betting …

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Industry cold on Hesse temporary licenses

Germany’s Hesse Ministry will allow online betting operators to apply for temporary licenses, while national regulators seek to overhaul the country’s licensing and regulatory framework. Updating industry stakeholders, Hesse courts will allow national and international operators to apply for ‘orders of tolerance’ until the 15 November. If approved, betting operators will be allowed to service online betting provisions to German …

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Deutsche Telekom terminates betting subsidiary TIPP3

Just one year after launching its German sports betting enterprise TIPP3 (Tipp3.de) European telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has terminated its subsidiary, following reports of significant underperformance. In April 2015, Deutsche Telekom governance announced that it had entered the German sports betting market, acquiring a majority 64% stake in Tipp.de Sportwetten GmbH owned by Deutsche Sportwetten, who would continue to manage …

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German DSWV strengthens policy arm with Dr Bastian Scholz appointment

German trade association for the sports betting industry Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has strengthened its governance by appointing Dr Bastian Scholz to the new position of Policy Advisor. Scholz an expert in German national public policy has undertaken numerous research projects for political party Christian Democratic Union (CDU).  Scholz further holds a doctorate from specialist engineering university ’ Technische Chemnitz’ and …

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Betsson pays backdated taxes to German authorities 

Stating its intent to join a future regulated German sports betting market, Malta licensed European operator Betsson Plc has declared that it will pay historic taxes of circa SEK 113 million (£9 million) to the German government. Issuing a corporate statement declaring its goodwill intent, Betsson governance stated “Betsson still believes that it is not subject to a tax liability, but …

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William Hill & bet-at-home join German Betting Association

The German Betting Association (Deutscher Sportwettenverband – DSWV), has announced operators William Hill and bet-at-home as new members of its organisation. Founded in 2014, the industry body aims to promote fair market and sector conditions for operators servicing the German sports betting consumers. DSWV grows its member base as numerous political, media and sporting stakeholders urge for the Hesse Ministry to completely …

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Court ruling threatens German sports betting licensing

A ruling by the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden (Hesse – Germany) threatens to end the German sports bill’s progression which has been handled by the Hesse Ministry of Interior and Sports (HMDIS). Following a review of the challenges brought on by sports betting operators who had been rejected licenses by the HMDIS (granted in September 2014). The administrative court has …

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New marketing initiatives see bet-at-home post strong 2015 opening

Frankfurt listed sports betting operator bet-at-home reported a strong opening performance to 2015 as the company recorded increased EBITDA earnings of 19% to €96 million (Q1 2014: €8 million). bet-at-home were pleased to announced that the company had continued its positive 2014 momentum on key verticals as the operator recorded a gross gaming and betting revenue increase of 13.1% to …

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Appeal against licensing proceedings supsension fails

An appeal by the German state of Hesse against the suspension of the gambling licensing procedures has failed at the Higher Administrative Court Kassel. The Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sport had been instrumental in issuing the 20 licences under the Interstate Treaty on Gambling, but some of the operators who didn’t get a licence have appealed against the …

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Appeals halt German sports betting licensing process

The Administrative Court of Wiesbaden has temporarily halted the German Hesse Ministry plans of issuing twenty federal sports betting licences. The Court of Wiesbaden had received appeals from numerous unsuccessful applicants challenging the Hesse Ministry’s processes with regards to the issuing of sports betting licensing. On 3 September 2014, The Hesse Ministry had awarded twenty operators with provisional sports betting …

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