22.07.2015
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GamblingCompliance: Germany Loophole Creates US-Style Fantasy Sports Climate

By Daniel Macadam, published on GamblingCompliance Whereas betting operators believe daily fantasy sports will struggle to replicate US success in the UK and other established markets, Germany’s regulatory shortfalls may make it a more accessible target. Betting executives are sceptical about the European appeal of daily fantasy sports, which has thrived in the US thanks…

08.07.2015
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GamblingCompliance: European Commission Challenges German Gambling Model

By David Altaner, published on GamblingCompliance Germany has not answered the European Commission’s concerns on the country’s sports-betting monopoly and its ban on online casino and poker, the commission said in an “EU Pilot” approach. The approach is a structured dialogue that is the first step toward possible infringement proceedings that could culminate in litigation…

15.04.2015
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GamblingCompliance: German Sports Bodies Protest At Licensing Chaos

By Daniel Macadam, published on GamblingCompliance Germany’s Olympic and football federations have delivered another blow to the country’s licensing of sports betting by quitting their role in the ill-fated process. All the members of a sports advisory council to Germany’s federal gambling regulator are refusing to work until their concerns about the licensing paralysis are…

30.10.2014
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GamblingCompliance: German Online Casinos Brace for 2015 VAT Hit

By Daniel Macadam, published on GamblingCompliance Legal experts have warned that in just over two months’ time all EU online gaming operators will be liable for VAT in Germany in the latest setback for companies targeting Europe’s largest economy. The European Union’s new VAT directive, designed to capture more tax from internet giants such as…

04.09.2014
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GamblingCompliance: German Regulators Reveal 20 Betting Licence Winners

By David Altaner, published on GamblingCompliance Ladbrokes, Bet-at-Home, Bwin.Party and Betfair were among the winners of 20 German sports-betting licences revealed yesterday by German regulators, while bet365 and Tipico were among the losers. Regulators at the Interior Ministry in the German state of Hesse have circulated the names of the 20 successful applicants for the…

03.09.2014
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iGamingBusiness: German body awards sports betting licences

Published on igamingbusiness.com Online gaming and betting provider mybet Holding has been named as one of the first group of operators to have been awarded a German sports betting licence by the Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sport (HMDIS). The licence, which will not be issued until September 18, will enable mybet to offer…

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…