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,…

27.10.2017
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ZfWG: Sportwettbetrug und Manipulation von berufssportlichen Wettbewerben

Summary On April 11, 2017, the German legislator introduced section 265c-265e of the German Criminal Code (StGB). Section 265c now specifically penalizes betting fraud, i.e. an agreement to manipulate a sporting competition on which bets have been placed. Moreover, section 265d of the German Criminal Code outlaws the manipulation of professional sporting events on the federal and international  level even if there…

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…

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…

01.03.2014
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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…