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German Länder find consensus on regulating online casino

German news sources have this morning reported that the executives of the 16 autonomous Länder (states) have ‘agreed in principle’ to allow for federal online casino and poker provisions. The Bundesrat press agency has reportedly confirmed that Länder legislators will allow for concessions on online casino and poker licensing, amending existing conditions of the ‘Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Since …

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German Länder eye gambling supervisory unit opportunities

Bundesrat debate has begun on which Länder (state) legislator should become the leading ‘supervisory authority’ of German gambling, should it approve the final conditions of the ‘4th Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Executives of Germany’s 16 autonomous Länder continue to debate final provisions and potential changes to the approved Interstate Treaty, despite its legislation being lambasted by a European Commission review. …

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EC investigates Bundesland casino tax regimes

The European Commission has confirmed this week that it will investigate German state regulatory frameworks attached to land-based casino taxation policy to assess whether certain tax grants favour state-owned operators. Confirming its investigation, the EC details that it has received several complaints branding Bundesland (German state) tax grants and guarantees offered to ‘public casinos’ as forms of state aid, breaching …

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