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….


GamblingCompliance: German Sports Bodies Protest At Licensing Chaos

By Daniel Macadam, published on GamblingCompliance Germany’s Olympic and football federations have delivered another blow to the country’s licensing of sports betting by quitting their role in the ill-fated process. All the members of a sports advisory council to Germany’s federal gambling regulator are refusing to work until their concerns about the licensing paralysis are…


DVTM stellt Konvergenzstrategie für Milliardenmarkt „Online Gaming“ vor

Veröffentlicht am 06.02.2015 auf www.dvtm.net Kein Ende der rechtlichen Unsicherheit für den Online – Gaming Bereich in Sicht DVTM entwickelt Konvergenz Strategie für „Responsible Online Gaming“ Gaming Branche und EU Vertreter begrüßen DVTM Initiative zur konvergenten Regulierung Download des vollständigen Artikels


WHO’s WHO LEGAL 2014: Dr. Wulf Hambach gewählt als „Leading Lawyer“ und bezeichnet als „True Leader“

Dr. Wulf Hambach wurde in diesem Jahr erneut in den exklusiven Kreis von führenden Anwälten gewählt, die durch besondere Expertise auf globaler Ebene herausragen. Er wurde bereits 2013 als “Most Highly Regarded Individual in the Gaming & Gambling section” im THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’s WHO of SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAWYERS ausgezeichnet. Zitat: “Bei Hambach & Hambach…


GamblingCompliance: German Regulators Reveal 20 Betting Licence Winners

By David Altaner, published on GamblingCompliance Ladbrokes, Bet-at-Home, Bwin.Party and Betfair were among the winners of 20 German sports-betting licences revealed yesterday by German regulators, while bet365 and Tipico were among the losers. Regulators at the Interior Ministry in the German state of Hesse have circulated the names of the 20 successful applicants for the…