Tag Archive: Gambling

Sports betting does not require a German gambling license in North Rhine-Westphalia at the moment

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia (OVG NRW) ruled in a recent decision that sports betting intermediation by an EU-licensed provider does not require a(n additional) German gambling license in North Rhine-Westphalia at the moment. With this decision the court takes a very liberal stance. Yet, this …

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Unlawful prohibition of sports betting in Germany

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany (BVerwG) ruled in a recent decision that if the state monopoly for sports betting persists an administrative prohibition of sports betting without a German sports betting concession would be unlawful. This decision ties in with a recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). There the ECJ ruled …

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New gambling law for Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann A few days after the prime minister conference decided on the amendment of the State Treaty on Gambling Germany has informed the EU commission about the proposed legislative changes. The draft of the “Second State Treaty Amending the State Treaty on Gambling” provides for a few changes of …

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Prime minister conference: amendment of the German State Treaty on Gambling

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann Last week the German prime ministers reached an agreement on the amendment of the German State Treaty on Gambling (GlueStV). They decided to cancel the limitation of concessions for sports betting. With the 2012 GlueStV the German states wanted to allow up to 20 licenses for private sports …

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UK: The ASA continues crack down on “FREE BET” adverts

By Alastair Mackichan The Advertising Standards Authority (the “ASA”) ruled that Betway’s “£30 Free Bet” promotion was misleading and omitted material information. In June, Betway’s website featured an ad banner reading: “Football Betting Offer £30 Free Bet … Bet Now“. The fine print stated: “Key Terms 1) New Customers Only. 2) Min deposit £10+ required. …

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How Brexit might impact gambling in Germany

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in a so-called Brexit Referendum might also impact companies that provide gambling services in Germany. Three of the main consequences of Brexit for gambling companies might be: Companies applying for a German gambling license need a registered office in a …

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Webinar – What changes with for gambling companies the EU Privacy Regulation?

Here is an opportunity to discuss about the impact of the EU Privacy Regulation on gambling companies during a webinar taking place on 9 June 2016. Share this

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Is online gaming dependent on offline?

Online gaming is heading towards hybrid models of business where offline services are still relevant, but this approach needs to deal with regulatory restrictions. Share this

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Germany: Administrative court orders gambling authority to issue sports betting license

By Dr. Michael Stulz-Herrnstadt and Christoph Engelmann Nearly four years have passed since the new State Treaty on Gambling (GlueStV) came into force allowing up to 20 sports betting licenses. The German gambling authorities reviewed the applications for sports betting licenses, decided that 35 companies meet the requirements and selected 20 companies to receive a …

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Australia: High Court totalises gaming licence disputes

On 2 March 2016, the High Court of Australia handed down its judgments in the related cases Tabcorp Holdings Limited v State of Victoria [2016] HCA 4 and State of Victoria v Tatts Group Limited [2016] HCA 5. In a quintessential case regarding the interpretation of contractual terms and statutory provisions, the High Court, in a resounding victory …

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