27.03.2019
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iGaming Business: Land Ahoy! But only just…

Written by Dr Wulf Hambach, Dr Stefan Bolay and Dr Stefanie Fuchs, Hambach & Hambach for iGamingBusiness.com Last week’s Minister-President Conference saw Germany make a decisive move towards a total overhaul of the country’s gambling regulations following years of legal disputes and failed progress. Wulf Hambach, Stefan Bolay and Stefanie Fuchs of leading German law…

01.08.2018
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ZfWG: Fantasy Sport Games – Geschicklichkeits- oder Glücksspiele?

By  Prof. Dr. Marc Liesching, Dr. Wulf Hambach und Robert Schippel, LL.M., Munich, published in ZfWG 03/04 2018, p. 208 ff. Summary In Germany, the admissibility of daily fantasy sports depends on its qualification as a game of chance or a game of skill. Daily fantasy sports is a mixed game, where elements of chance and…

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reached an agreement on the text of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing the out-of-date Data…

27.06.2017
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Casino & Gaming International: New eGaming Regulation in Germany

By Dr. Wulf Hambach and Dr. Stefanie Fuchs, published in ‘Casino & Gaming International’ magazine, Issue 29 (2017 Q2) – www.cgimagazine.com The 2nd Inter-State Treaty amending the Inter-State Treaty on Gambling (“ISTG 18”) is the next chapter in a history of failed attempts to regulate the growing gambling market in Germany. Instead of a complete overhaul of the…

09.06.2017
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iGamingBusiness.com: DFS regulation in the US: how it translates for German market

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, Hambach & Hambach Law Firm, published on iGamingBusiness.com US states are gradually regulating Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), but how will their decisions and clarifications impact the German market when DFS operators enter? Wulf Hambach, partner at Hambach & Hambach law firm, Germany, examines the potential outcomes. Fantasy Sports has been extremely…

13.03.2017
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WOGLR: Germany: Schleswig-Holstein ready for change in gambling policy

Published by Dr. Wulf Hambach in WOGLR Volume 8  issue 11 The northern German State of Schleswig-Holstein has recently announced it plans to abandon Germany’s Interstate Treaty on Gambling, which bans online gambling nationwide. Dr. Wulf Hambach, a Partner at Hambach & Hambach, examines the possible effect of the state’s move and discusses the current…

29.12.2016
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ZfWG: Europäisches und deutsches Geldwäscherecht

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, Linda Ziehms, Tobias Klemm, 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…

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…

01.03.2014
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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…

28.05.2013
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Germany´s Online Gaming Market 2013 – Welcome to the (license) jungle!

By Dr. Wulf Hambach, published as whitepaper for WrB Germany 2013 Germany’s gambling regulation remains torn. Although the former maverick state Schleswig-Holstein officially joined the regime of the Interstate Treaty on Gambling (ITG) of the other 15 states at the beginning of 2013, this much more liberal Gaming Reform Act (GRA) has to remain applicable…

01.03.2013
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Germany: The hottest candidate for infringement proceedings?

By Dr. Wulf Hambach and Maximilian Riege, published in World Online Gambling Law Report (WOGLR) issue March 2013 p 6 -7 The complexities created by the existence of two contradictory gaming regulations in Germany are rife – for example ‘online poker’: a game of skill or a game of chance? – licensed and banned at…