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…

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…

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

By 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…