24.04.2018
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ZfWG: Virtual Sports in der Bewertung des Glücksspielstaatsvertrages

Robert Schippel, LL.M., Hambach & Hambach, published in ZfWG 2/72018 p. 120f. Summary Virtual sports are a combination of sport games and online casino with sport betting elements. The German Interstate Treaty on Gambling does not allow any online casino because of their frequent occurrence and their possibility to participate at any time. This account reviews virtual sports in due…

21.03.2018
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WRP: Sind Lootboxen Glücksspiel?

Robert Schippel, LL.M., Hambach & Hambach, published in WRP – Wettbewerb in Recht und Praxis 4/2018, S. 409 ff. Zu den glücksspielrechtlichen Aspekten der Beutekisten in Online-Games I. Einleitung Virtuelle Güter kommen in vielen Online-Games vor, wobei deren Erwerb z. B. mittels In-App-Käufen, vor allem im Rahmen von „Free-to-play“ bzw. „Freemium“-Geschäftsmodellen, für die meisten Nutzer von Online-Games ein bekanntes…

16.02.2018
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ZfWG: VG München: Unionsrechtswidriges Lotteriemonopol – Zeit zum Umdenken!

Dr Bernd Berberich, Hambach & Hambach, published in ZfWG01/2018, p. 61 ff. Summary of the German article “VG München: Unionsrechtswidriges Lotteriemonopol – Zeit zum Umdenken!” The systematically stimulating advertising by the government-owned lottery companies shows that the state lottery monopoly is unlawful. This relates in particular to the internet as a sales channel. Due to this incoherence,…

16.02.2018
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ZfWG: Glücksspielteilnahmebedingungen im Mobile- und App-Commerce

Robert Schippel LL.M., Hambach & Hambach Law Firm, published in ZfWG 1/2018, p. 21 f. Summary of the German article “Glücksspielteilnahmebedingungen im Mobile- und App-Commerce” Terms and Conditions are an important part of mobile and app based gambling offers. Under the 2011 EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) companies are required to give information before a consumer buys services…

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…

12.02.2018
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GIQ: European data protection regulations

Published in Gaming Intelligence Quarterly – GIQ Q4 p.35 Dr Wulf Hambach and Dr Stefanie Fuchs from Hambach & Hambach explain the impact of the new European General Data Protection Regulation IN 2015, AFTER years of back-and-forth negotiations, the European Commission reached an agreement on the text of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing the out-of-date Data…

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…

05.02.2018
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TIME Law News 01 | 2018

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 our latest edition! Team Hambach & Hambach

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…