Tag Archives: Saxony-Anhalt

Saxony Anhalt awards first slots licence as GlüNeuRStv woes widen  

Saxony Anhalt’s Ministry of the Interior and Sports has named the first recipient of a licence to operate online slots under Germany’s Fourth Interstate Gambling Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime.  Updating its ‘white list’, the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt that serves as the interim regulator of the GlüNeuRStv regime, named Mernov Betriebsgesellschaft MBH as the first operator to qualify for a ‘Virtuelle Automatenspiele’ …

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More German woes as Frankfurt court backs gambler’s claim against online casino losses

A flood of lawsuits could be on the horizon for German online gambling incumbents, as the High Court of Frankfurt supports a ruling that an online casino customer was entitled to reclaim losses. Brought to light by German weekly news magazine Spiegel, a gambler from the region of Hesse had made a claim against a ‘Malta-based operator ‘declaring that his …

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Germany’s GlüNeuRStv Regime stuck in the mud over licensing framework

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German market frustrations continue as the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has republished its whitelist of approved GlüNeuRStv regime operators, which has once again featured no take-up of online casino, slots or poker licences.  The update sees the Bundesländer continue its regulatory lag. Last Autumn the State Administrative Office of Saxony-Anhalt declared that no businesses had applied to be licensed for the …

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New website launched for Germany’s inbound GGL regulatory agency 

The executive of Saxony Anhalt has launched the official website for German gambling’s federal regulator, Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) – “The Joint Gambling Authority for German Federal States”.  The GGL is yet to be fully composed, as the newly-formed regulatory body is required to finalise its senior management ranks, workforce and administrative structures governing German gambling under the terms …

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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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AgeChecked – Germany offers operators no grace period on age-verification requirements

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Germany follows the Netherlands in placing age verification as the critical compliance component of The Interstate Treaty on Gambling to be fully enforced from 1 July 2021. Though final compliance requirements are yet to be settled, Germany’s sixteen Länder (regional councils) remain adamant that new federal gambling regime will carry a zero-tolerance policy on age-verification infringements, summoning licence suspensions and …

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Germany moves forward by presenting unloved framework to EU courts

Seeking to relaunch its gambling marketplace on 1 July 2021, Germany has submitted the revised framework of its Fourth Edition of the ‘State Treaty on Gambling’ to the European Union. Despite numerous revisions, the framework has yet to be ratified by the nation’s 16 federal Länder (states). The make-up of the treaty continues to be debated by regional MPs at …

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