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…

01.04.2014
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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…

01.03.2014
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Commentary on Betting and Gaming Law in the Media

Ed. Streinz/Liesching/Hambach, Authors of Hambach & Hambach: Dr. Wulf Hambach, Claus Hambach, LL.M., Dr. Stefan Bolay, Yasmin Sirch, Maximilian Riege, Dr. Bernd Berberich, Alexander Pfütze, LL.M. 1st edition 2014, published by Verlag C. H. Beck, Munich The New Gaming Law Regime  has been in force since 2012. It has partially liberalised the gaming market and…

26.07.2013
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gaminglaw.eu: Why do the federal states forgo extra revenue of 1.5 billion Euro? – Germany bottom of the list: European gambling legislators oriented to the successful Danish model

Andreas Schultheis, source: gaminglaw.eu Barcelona/Munich, July 2013. The German federal states could generate additional tax revenue of more than 1.5 billion Euro between 2014 and 2017. This would require neither redistribution nor tax increases. It would merely be necessary to adjust the inter-state treaty on gambling (GlüStV), which has been in force for one year,…