Chambers Global – Gaming & Gambling Award für Dr. Wulf Hambach in 2018

Wir freuen uns, dass unser Gründungspartner, Dr. Wulf Hambach, erneut bei Chambers Global für das Jahr 2018 wie folgt ausgezeichnet wurde: „Sources view founding partner and leader of Hambach & Hambach Law Firm’s gaming practice Wulf Hambach as ’someone who, over the years, has accumulated strong experience and an ability to navigate the choppy waters…


GamblingCompliance: German Legislator Sees Long-Awaited Progress On Gambling Regime

By David Altaner, published at gamblingcompliance.com An influential member of parliament is predicting that German online gambling legislation will be proposed this year and passed within 18 months, with the only question being whether it is “big reform or small reform”. Four German states — Schleswig-Holstein, Hesse, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia — are working seriously…


GamblingCompliance: Munich Court Rules German Lottery Monopolies Flout EU Law

By Joe Ewens A German court has found that the country’s numerous state lottery monopolies are operating in defiance of EU law, emboldening eager private lottery companies seeking to establish a foothold in the lucrative market. In a judgment announced late last week, the Administrative Court of Munich declared that the land-based lottery monopolies currently…


GamblingCompliance: Germany’s Sports-Betting Plans Progress Despite EC Concerns

By Elisa Grabbe, published at www.gamblingcompliance.com The European Commission has blasted Germany’s new sports-betting licensing plans for potentially infringing EU law and limiting competition, but Germany is nevertheless expected to ink the changes in just a few days. With draft amendments having completed their standstill period at the commission last Friday, the prime ministers of…


GamblingCompliance: Germany Moves To Exclude Slots From AML Checks

By Elisa Grabbe, published at www.gamblingcompliance.com Slot halls, lotteries and on-course tote betting will be exempt from strict new anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, according to a bill published in Germany last week. The bill will transpose the European 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th AMLD) into German law and has been published following a consultation with stakeholders…


„EU Gaming Law Group“ – Lobby Arbeit in Europa für die Rechte des Pokerspiels

veröffentlicht auf PokerNews von Lisa Horn Lobby Arbeit für die Rechte des Pokerspiels und vor allem der Spieler/innen, durch Organisationen wie der Poker Players Alliance (PPA), der Interactive Media Entertainment Gaming Association (iMEGA) oder der Internet Commerce Association (ICA) ist unumgänglich wenn es darum geht eine einheitliche Rechts-Definition zu erlangen. Pünktlich zur „International Casino Exhibition“…


GamingIntelligence: Latest German court ruling offers protection to online gamblers

Published on GamingIntelligence.com Germany’s controversial State Treaty on Gambling has suffered yet another blow after a court ruled that authorities may not prosecute players for gambling on unlicensed sites. Last week’s decision overturns the original ruling by the Munich Regional Criminal Court, which had said that Section 285 of the German Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch) could…


GamblingCompliance: European Commission Challenges German Gambling Model

By David Altaner, published on GamblingCompliance Germany has not answered the European Commission’s concerns on the country’s sports-betting monopoly and its ban on online casino and poker, the commission said in an “EU Pilot” approach. The approach is a structured dialogue that is the first step toward possible infringement proceedings that could culminate in litigation…


Dr. Wulf Hambach wird Vorstandsmitglied des Deutschen Verbandes für Telekommunikation und Medien

In der Mitgliederversammlung des Deutschen Verbandes für Telekommunikation und Medien e.V. (DVTM) wurde Dr. Wulf Hambach in die Vorstandsriege gewählt. Er freut sich, das Amt künftig auszuführen und erklärt: „Ich freue mich, nun als Vorstandsmitglied des DVTM meinen Teil dazu beizutragen, den in Deutschland aus regulatorischer Sicht unterentwickelten onlinebasierten Gewinnspiel- und Glücksspielsektor zukunftssicher zu gestalten….