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…

29.12.2016
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ZfWG: Europäisches und deutsches Geldwäscherecht

By Dr. Wulf Hambach et al, published in ZfWG 6/16 S. 417 ff. Summary: The implementation of the 4. EU-AML-Directive will not cause significant burdens or disadvantages for online gaming providers compared to the current AML regime in Germany. However, the legislator should take the chance to implement an enhanced and consistent regulation for all types…

01.08.2016
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ZfWG (Summary): Zahlungsdienstleistungen im Zusammenhang mit Glücksspiel-Angeboten im Internet als Geldwäsche?

By Dr. Bernd Berberich and Prof. Dr. Hans Kudlich, published in ZfWG 2016, 179 ff. Summary: Payment services for online gaming operators regularly work transnationally. In detail the legal conditions for their job are very complex. With regard to the question of a possible criminal liability for money laundering different booking processes and game situations have to…

07.03.2016
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ZfWG (Summary): Vorrang des Unionsrechts

By Prof. Dr Hans Kudlich and Dr Bernd Berberich, published in ZfWG 2016, 2 Summary: The ECJ has clarified that the lack of domestic license to organize gambling must not be a starting point for criminal penalties if the regulatory situation is contrary to EU law and the organizer has a permission from another Member State. Kudlich and…

01.01.2015
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WOGLR: The EC’s recommendations on consumer protection

Published by Dr. Wulf Hambach and Dr. Alan Littler in World Online Gambling Law Report (WOGLR) issue January 2015 p. 12 The European Commission (the ‘EC’) released recommendations regarding consumer protection in the online gambling industry in July 2014 – a measure that is very distinct from its powers to regulate competition in the European…

01.12.2014
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ZfWG (Summary): Die Geschichte des „versteckten Einsatzes“ vom „Gratis-Roulette“ über das „Brillianten-Bingo“ zur „Wetter-Wette“

– Annotations on BVerwG, judgment of 9 July 2014 – 8 C 7.13 –, ZfWG 2014, 398 – By Dr. Stefan Bolay, ZfWG 2014, S. 394 f. Summary The German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht – BVerwG) had to address the question as to whether a socalled “weather forecast bet” as a sales promotion of a furniture…

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…

28.11.2013
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WOGLR: German casinos struggle in the face of modern gaming

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, published in World Online Gambling Law Report (WOGLR) issue October 2013 p 11 Player migration to internet adds to land-based casino woes Whereas the private land-based casino of Berlin (Novomaticowned, for many years the partner casino of PokerStars European Poker Tour) is celebrating its No. 1 ranking as the strongest casino of…