22.03.2019
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iGaming Business: Germany ratifies Third State Treaty on Gambling

The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licences in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime. This article originally appeared on iGamingBusiness.com on March 21. To read the whole…

13.03.2019
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CalvinAyre.com: Germany’s Dr. Patrick Sensburg: Grey market is no good for anyone

Gambling regulations have been hard to get straight in Germany, largely due to complications of the political system there. To help us understand their struggle, Dr. Patrick Sensberg, a member of the German Parliament since 2009 representing Hochsauerlandkreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, joined Becky Liggero to explain the situation. (…) Please read the full article and…

15.02.2019
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DVTM Press Release: ‘Bettertainment‘-Panel at the ICE in London

German politicians informed themselves about efficient solutions for gambling regulation on site After the failure of the State Treaty on Gaming: DVTM expert panel points the way out of the deadlock Legal Bettertainment markets lead to a win-win situation for business, politics as well as consumers and serve addiction prevention London-Bonn, 05th of February 2019 The…

16.02.2018
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Chambers Global – Gaming and Gambling Award for Dr Wulf Hambach in 2018

We proudly announce that our founding partner Dr Wulf Hambach was awarded again from Chambers Global in 2018: “Sources view founding partner and leader of Hambach & Hambach Law Firm’s gaming practice Wulf Hambach as ‘someone who, over the years, has accumulated strong experience and an ability to navigate the choppy waters of the German…

07.02.2018
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GamblingCompliance: German Legislator Sees Long-Awaited Progress On Gambling Regime

By David Altaner, published at gamblingcompliance.com An influential member of parliament is predicting that German online gambling legislation will be proposed this year and passed within 18 months, with the only question being whether it is “big reform or small reform”. Four German states — Schleswig-Holstein, Hesse, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia — are working seriously…

01.12.2017
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GamblingCompliance: Munich Court Rules German Lottery Monopolies Flout EU Law

By Joe Ewens A German court has found that the country’s numerous state lottery monopolies are operating in defiance of EU law, emboldening eager private lottery companies seeking to establish a foothold in the lucrative market. In a judgment announced late last week, the Administrative Court of Munich declared that the land-based lottery monopolies currently…

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…