Tag Archives: Mathias Dahms

Betting on Sports Europe 2022 set for London’s Twickenham Stadium in June

Executives from major international sportsbook operators are set to gather in London for Betting on Sports Europe 2022 on 7-9 June, when preparations for the Qatar World Cup will be central to the discussions. The conference and exhibition moves from its long-term home at Stamford Bridge and will instead be staged at nearby Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby.  …

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DSWV: Uncompetitive GlüNeuRStv to lose control of German market by World Cup 2022

German Sports Betting Association DSWV has hosted its annual conference, in which members have outlined that the federal GlüNeuRStv online gambling regime is ill equipped to deal with black market threats. 2021 saw German sports betting ‘stabilise to its 2019 pre-Corona level’ as licensed operators recorded €9.4 billion in wagers and contributing to €470 million in taxes. Despite the recovery, …

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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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bet-at-home optimistic ahead of market liberalisation despite Q1 losses

German operator bet-at-home has remained optimistic in its Q1 2021 trading report due to increased liberalisation of its home country’s market, despite recording financial losses. Overall, the group’s gross betting and gaming revenue stood at €30.5 million for Q1 2021, representing a 5.5% year-on-year decrease from the 2020 figure of €32.2 million. Of the recorded revenue, €17.1 million was generated …

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Germany secures gambling regime but stakeholders demand radical changes 

Germany’s Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) is guaranteed to officially launch on 1 July, having been ratified by the Bundesländer (state parliament) of Saxony-Anhalt this Wednesday.  The Interstate Treaty had previously secured the required approval of 13 states to launch Germany’s new federal regime regulating online gambling services. However, the approval of Saxony-Anhalt was deemed as essential to the …

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German sports betting authority calls for political intervention

German sports betting revenues fell sharply by 20% in 2020, largely attributed to cancelled sporting events and closures of betting shops due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to sports betting tax figures published by the Federal Ministry of Finance, total sales amounted to €7.8 billion, 16% lower than the industry record high of €9.3 billion in 2019. If the months …

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Germany 2021: Landers’ ‘transitional framework’ receives mixed reactions 

The approval by Germany’s 16 Lander (regional councils) to launch a ‘transitional tolerance period’ for igaming services, which will bring clarity to operators who wish to participate in the federal relaunch of the online gambling marketplace in 2021, has drawn contrasting views.   As German Lander continue to individually ratify the final amendments of the federal New Interstate Treaty on Online …

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DSWV frustrated by sportsbook licensing suspension

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has expressed its frustration after receiving confirmation that the Darmstadt Administrative Court had suspended the nationwide sports betting permit procedure until further notice. The decision came after an Austrian betting operator claimed that the licensing procedure was not transparent and non-discriminatory. Commenting on the news, DSWV President Mathias Dahms said: “The decision of the …

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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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MoPlay becomes member of German Betting Association

Gibraltar-headquartered MoPlay has become the latest online gambling operator to join the German Betting Association (DSWV). The announcement, confirmed by DSWV President Mathias Dahms and MoPlay CEO Juergen Reutter this morning, will see MoPlay join Sky Bet, William Hill, bet365, Paddy Power Betfair and Interwetten as a member of the organisation.  Dahms celebrated the announcement: “We welcome MoPlay in our …

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