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Germany proposes new gambling treaty amendments to EU officials

German government officials appear intent on amending the country’s controversial sports betting regulatory provisions, notifying European Union courts of wholesale changes to its ‘State Treaty on Games of Chance’. Pressed by industry stakeholders and sports bodies, German regulators have drafted a ‘Second State Treaty’ with the purpose of amending current gambling regulations. Notifying EU officials, the proposed treaty aims to …

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Industry cold on Hesse temporary licenses

Germany’s Hesse Ministry will allow online betting operators to apply for temporary licenses, while national regulators seek to overhaul the country’s licensing and regulatory framework. Updating industry stakeholders, Hesse courts will allow national and international operators to apply for ‘orders of tolerance’ until the 15 November. If approved, betting operators will be allowed to service online betting provisions to German …

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Nein! ECJ rejects Hesse Ministry sports betting rulings

As expected, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has stated that Hesse Ministry gambling regulations cannot prosecute unlicensed sports betting operators, due to the fact that German betting laws run contrary to EU business practices and policies. Thursday’s announcement marks a further setback for the progression of online betting in Germany. However several German regulatory stakeholders and industry bodies, had …

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ECJ to investigate Hesse Ministry sports betting licensing procedures

Germany’s slow progress on the integration of its online sports betting framework, is set to face the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), following criticism aimed at the Hesse Ministry of Interior and Sports (HMDIS) processes from numerous stakeholders. The ECJ is set to launch an investigation into the legislation process, which is thought to have collapsed following …

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Deutsche Telekom enters German sports betting market with Tipp3.de launch

German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom has entered the German online gambling market with the launch of online betting operators Tipp3.de. In February the telecoms giant confirmed a 64% stake purchase of German operator Tipp.de Sportwetten GmbH, the launch of Tipp3.de sees Deutsche Telekom enter the market under an operational joint venture with Deutsche Sportwetten who will lead its online gambling …

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Interwetten exceeds expectations with 18% revenue uplift

European sports betting operator Interwetten Sports has reported a full year revenue increase of 18% to €46.3 million (2013: €40.8 million), as the operator reaped the benefits of a new marketing and player acquisition strategy. Interwetten stated that its performance had exceeded all management expectations, as the company witnessed a yearly turnover of €800 million. The company was able to …

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