Tag Archives: Ronald Benter

GGL launches public awareness campaign on gambling protections

SBC News GGL launches public awareness campaign on gambling protections

Gluecksspiel (GGL), the Federal Gambling Authority of Germany has launched a new ‘public information campaign’ on online gambling safeguards.  The initiative was announced this week as the headline directive of Germany’s first ‘nationwide action day against gambling addiction’ hosted on 27 September. The authority detailed: “GGL is supporting this annual day of action by providing an information brochure in which …

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GGL leadership changes after ‘successful first half’ to 2023

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The leadership of Germany’s Gluecksspiel (GGL) is ‘ready to go’, Board Member Benjamin Schwanke has asserted to national stakeholders, six months into the federal gambling regulator’s operations. In a series of updates this week, the GGL has provided an annual report into the workings of the German betting and gaming market since the imposition of the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty …

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GGL classifies Daily Fantasy Sports but limits game types  

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Gluecksspiel (GGL), the Federal Authority of German Gambling, has confirmed that daily fantasy sports (DFS) will be classified as a gambling product available to German consumers. The decision has been made following a review of DFS products, games and tournaments, in which the GGL concluded that DFS can be classified as a gambling product under the regulatory framework of Germany’s …

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Munich court rules for GGL against TV outlet’s ‘game of chance’ offers

Munich court rules for GGL against TV outlet’s ‘game of chance’ offers

The Gluecksspiel (GGL), Germany’s federal gambling regulator, has won a court case regarding a ruling against an unnamed television broadcaster for promoting a gambling offering. At the end of March, Munich’s Supreme Court decided that the GGL’s ruling that the broadcaster had been providing ‘online games of chance’ in the form of ‘competitions’ was lawful, as customers could win money …

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GGL hits regulatory milestone issuing first ‘five digit offence notice’

GGL hits regulatory milestone issuing first ‘five digit offence notice’

Germany’s federal regulator, the Gluecksspiel (GGL), has issued a ‘severe fine’ against an unnamed licenced online gambling operator for advertising infractions. According to the GGL, the igaming firm ‘deliberately advertised’ its offering on websites that also promoted illegal offers, something which is prohibited under the marketing provisions of the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv). The GGL has not named the …

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GGL: Germany to be the toughest market for illegal gambling 

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Gluecksspiel (GGL), Germany’s new federal gambling regulator, has published its first leadership statement issued by co-Executive Directors Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke.  Commencing a new regulatory era for German gambling, the GGL officially took charge of managing and supervising Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) on 1 January. “We have our finished house and are now able to work”, commented …

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GGL takes charge of German gambling’s interstate duties

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Gluecksspiel (GGL) has taken full control of the regulatory duties of Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) – assuming its responsibilities as the “common authority for German gambling”.  Yesterday, at a meeting in Halle, representatives of the nation’s 16 federal states met for the last time to dissolve the ‘Gambling Collegium’ a state-sanctioned body which served as GlüNeuRStv regime’s ‘temporary …

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Germany’s GGL targets Lottoland in first enforcement campaigns

SBC News Germany’s GGL targets Lottoland in first enforcement campaigns

The Leadership of Gluecksspiel (GGL) – the new federal agency for German gambling has initiated its first enforcement campaign “to block the offers of ineligible lottery betting operators”. The campaign was disclosed on Friday, during a digital press conference hosted by GGL co-leadership of Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke, who outlined the regulator’s initial duties and measures available to safeguard …

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DSWV demands new German regulator immediately fix GlüNeuRStv black market leaks

DSWV President, Mathias Dahms,

German sports betting trade association – Der Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has urged new federal gambling regulaor Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) to immediately safeguard Germany’s online gambling marketplace against ‘unlicensed threats’.  Last week, the GGL formally took charge of the regulatory supervision of GlüNeuRStv, Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Regime, replacing the executive of Saxony Anhalt, who had as the market’s interim governing …

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North Rhine-Westphalia opens to online gambling under federal regime

SBC News North Rhine-Westphalia opens to online gambling under federal regime

The Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia has made the decision to open the German state to online casino operations, under the the Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv). Issuing an update on its website, the Landtag – the state assembly – revealed that five licences for online gaming will be distributed in Germany’s most populous federal state.  Legislators have also detailed that …

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