GamblingCompliance: German Online Casinos Brace for 2015 VAT Hit

By Daniel Macadam, published on GamblingCompliance Legal experts have warned that in just over two months’ time all EU online gaming operators will be liable for VAT in Germany in the latest setback for companies targeting Europe’s largest economy. The European Union’s new VAT directive, designed to capture more tax from internet giants such as…


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…


iGamingBusiness: German body awards sports betting licences

Published on igamingbusiness.com Online gaming and betting provider mybet Holding has been named as one of the first group of operators to have been awarded a German sports betting licence by the Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sport (HMDIS). The licence, which will not be issued until September 18, will enable mybet to offer…


ECJ confirms special path taken by Kiel

By Peter Bock, published at www.sponsors.de The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided on German gaming legislation. According to this decision, the special path taken by the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein does not violate the coherence requirement under EU law.  The ECJ decided the question as to whether the temporary issue of licences for…


Economic Summit on the Island of Sylt: Gaming law still is a legislative patchwork

Published by Ansgar Lange, source: www.gaminglaw.eu Expert panel: Financial Blocking collides with data protection – Kiel gaming act stands for sustainable security in online gaming Sylt, May 2014 – Games are a fundamental element of our culture. Human beings are players – and without their desire and ability to play, large parts of our culture…


GamblingCompliance: German Betting Tender Progresses As ECJ Sets Digibet Decision Date

Published by Daniel Macadam, GamblingCompliance Europe’s highest court will rule next week on a case into the enforceability of Germany’s internet gambling restrictions, but lawyers believe it is unlikely to disrupt the country’s contentious betting tender as applicants move into the final phase. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will release its judgment on June…


GamblingCompliance: German Betting Licences Set To Miss World Cup Kick Off

By Daniel Macadam, published at GamblingCompliance German operators yesterday said that sports-betting licences will not be issued in time for this summer’s football World Cup, with many looking ahead to 2015 instead. Commercial and state operators alike at a conference in Berlin dismissed any hopes that the coveted 20 licences would be active ahead of…


GamingLaw.eu: SPONSORs Sports Gaming Summit

Source: GamingLaw.eu “First Schleswig-Holstein goes it alone, then the E-15 treaty is signed, and finally the Hessian Ministry of the Interior rejects all remaining betting licence applications. Annoyance, uncertainty and a lack of understanding prevails – so what happens now with the licences, new technologies, sponsorship and financing of popular sports? There is an urgent…