09.06.2017
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iGamingBusiness.com: DFS regulation in the US: how it translates for German market

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, Hambach & Hambach Law Firm, published on iGamingBusiness.com US states are gradually regulating Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), but how will their decisions and clarifications impact the German market when DFS operators enter? Wulf Hambach, partner at Hambach & Hambach law firm, Germany, examines the potential outcomes. Fantasy Sports has been extremely…

20.03.2017
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GamingIntelligence: Germany sets collision course with EC by ratifying new State Treaty

By GamingIntelligence, www.gamingintelligence.com The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the country’s amended State Treaty on Gambling, setting up a showdown with the European Commission which has already criticised the legislation. The Minister-President Conference held on Thursday (March 16th) saw the heads of each state sign the amended Treaty, which removes a number of controversial provisions…

14.03.2017
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GamingIntelligence: German iGaming reforms thrown into disarray by new EC opinion

By Gaming Intelligence Proposed changes to the German State Treaty on Gambling have been criticised by the European Commission for continuing to breach European law. The incompatibility of the proposed changes, which were introduced to address earlier issues of incompatibility with EU law, are detailed in a document seen by Gaming Intelligence and come just…

13.03.2017
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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…

02.03.2017
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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…

28.02.2017
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ZfWG: Ausnutzen von Softwarefehler straffrei? – der Gesetzgeber ist gefragt!

By Claus Hambach, LL.M. and Dr Bernd Berberich Summary: In view of a specific interpretation in the context of fraud, it is convincing to assume that players/consumers are not subject to criminal iability on account of computer fraud if they merely exploit software errors that have become publicly known. However, it does not seem reasonable to…

30.01.2017
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TIME Law News 01 | 2017

Welcome to the latest issue of TIME Law News which keeps you updated on the current developments on German and International Law of the TIME-Industries Telecommunication – IT – Media and Entertainment with a special focus on Gaming Law. Enjoy the latest news from Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and AML Directive! Hambach & Hambach Team

01.08.2016
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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…

12.06.2014
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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…