KPMG Summit – Advertising in Germany: What lies ahead for the licensees?

By Yannick Skulski, Hambach & Hambach law firm Holders of the new licenses for online slots and poker in Germany are likely to find their advertising options limited. with the affiliate , influencer and out-of-home channels all subject to restrictions. This article concerning advertising in Germany, written by Yannick Skulski, Senior Associate at Hambach &…


VIXIO GamblingCompliance: Some German States Will Wait On Casino Games Licensing, Attorney Says

By David Altaner States may be cautious on online table games Gambling treaty called compromise that fails players While some German states are planning licensing programmes for online table games and others support monopolies, a third group may simply procrastinate, a Germany gambling lawyer has said. North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein have declared their intention to…


EGR Briefing 2021

Date: 12.10.2021 Location: Prague | Czech Republic Further information Wulf and Claus are speaking at this EGR event in Prague:  


G3 Newswire: A Silver Bullett

By Dr. Wulf Hambach and Yannick Skulski The New State Treaty has been criticised by the President of State Constitutioinal Court for being rather than a political compromise a bullet proof legally compliant solution. Gambling legislation in Germany falls within the competence of the federal states. That is why all 16 German federal states have…


NStZ-RR: Unerlaubtes Veranstalten eines Glücksspiels

By Dr. Bernd Berberich, published in NStZ-RR 2020, 248 Praxiskommentar zu BGH, Urt. v. 27.2.2020 − 3 StR 327/19 (LG Hannover) Der BGH hat hinsichtlich des Tatbestandsmerkmals „ohne behördliche Erlaubnis“ die Auffassung einer formellen Betrachtungsweise bei § 284 I StGB bekräftigt. Die verfassungs- und unionsrechtlichen Aussagen des BGH beziehen sich maßgeblich auf den terrestrischen Spielhallenbereich. (…)…


MwStR: Besonderheiten der Umsatzbesteuerung von Online-Glücksspielen am Beispiel der Lotteriewetten

By Claus Hambach and Robert Hammerl, published in MwStR 2020, p. 600 f. Seit Einführung des Empfängerortprinzips für an Privatpersonen erbrachte elektronische Dienstleistungen zum 1.1.2015 dürfte der deutsche Fiskus schätzungsweise über 1,5 Mrd. € Umsatzsteuer aus unregulierten (!) Online-Glücksspielen eingenommen haben. Die MwStSystRL sieht zwar eine generelle Steuerbefreiung für Glücksspiele vor, räumt den Mitgliedstaaten dabei jedoch…


iGB: Hamburg files complaints against trio of igaming operators

Source: igamingbusiness.com The Hamburg Ministry of the Interior and Sport has filed complaints against a trio of online gambling operators, which it claims have violated the prohibition on online gaming in the country. The case is now with the Hamburg Public Prosecutor, which will be tasked with making a decision whether to pursue it. (…)…


Dr Wulf and Claus Hambach again recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2020

Dr Wulf and Claus Hambach were again recommended in WWL 2020 in the section “Sports and entertainment”: “Claus Hambach of Hambach & Hambach is acclaimed by peers for his market-leading advice in tax matters and foremost understanding of gambling laws.” “Wulf Hambach is a widely renowned name in the field of gaming law. He is well…


KPMG Malta Gaming eSummit 2019: Regulatory Masterclass – Germany and the Netherlands panel session

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