IGB: German court throws out player’s case to recoup gambling losses

By Marese O’Hagan The Bonn Regional Court has upheld a judgement imposed by the Euskirchen District Court on 31 May to dismiss a claim from a player to recoup losses that occurred before online gambling was legalised. The plaintiff had played online casino games from an operator based in Malta, before Germany’s Fourth State Treaty…


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:  


TIME Law News 01 | 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of TIME Law News, which informs you about current developments in German and international law in the TIME sectors Telecommunications – IT – Media & Entertainment, with a special focus on gambling law. We wish you interesting reading. Hambach & Hambach Team


ICE 365: Germany’s turnover tax puts market in jeopardy

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, published under ice365.com The expansion of online gaming in Germany has been a fraught process, and the legal market’s success will be hindered by a prohibitively high tax rate. Dr Wulf Hambach outlines what is at risk from the turnover tax, and the fight to save the market. On 23 June,…


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. (…)…


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…


iGamingBusiness: Let the Games begin… but in slow motion only

By Dr Wulf Hambach and Yannick Skulski, published on www.igamingbusiness.com After years of chaos and legal disputes, the German federal states have finally decided to open up the internet not only for sports betting, but also for virtual slot machines, casino table games and poker. Wulf Hambach (pictured left) and Yannick Skulski (below) look at…