Tag Archives: Hesse

Saxony-Anhalt sees no interest for GlüNeuRStv casino and poker licences

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The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has published its ‘whitelist’ of operators that have been approved licences in accordance with the laws of GlüNeuRStv – Germany’s fourth interstate treaty on gambling.  Saxony-Anhalt has been appointed to serve as the Bundesländer that will house German gambling’s new federal regulatory agency – Glücksspielbehörde. The GlüNeuRStv regime was formally launched on 1 July, though Germany’s …

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bet-at-home records 3x EBITDA downturn as a result of German regime change 

bet-at-home AG has cited that tougher anticipated adjustments to German gambling’s new federal regime have resulted in the company recording a 9% decline in group revenues to €56.8 million (H1 2020: €62.3m).  Updating investors on its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), bet-at-home stated that its commercial performance had slowed against previous forecasts due to implementing numerous ‘core …

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AgeChecked – Germany offers operators no grace period on age-verification requirements

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Germany follows the Netherlands in placing age verification as the critical compliance component of The Interstate Treaty on Gambling to be fully enforced from 1 July 2021. Though final compliance requirements are yet to be settled, Germany’s sixteen Länder (regional councils) remain adamant that new federal gambling regime will carry a zero-tolerance policy on age-verification infringements, summoning licence suspensions and …

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Tipico temporarily suspends affiliate programme 

Leading German online bookmaker Tipico Sportwetten has confirmed the temporary closure of its affiliate marketing programme.  Posting a notice on its website, Tipico marketing disclosed that it will no longer accept new sign-ups and registrations to promote its products and services. Tipico’s statement read: “Until further notice, Tipico’s affiliate programme will be suspended and no new registrations are possible.” The …

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German Länder eye gambling supervisory unit opportunities

Bundesrat debate has begun on which Länder (state) legislator should become the leading ‘supervisory authority’ of German gambling, should it approve the final conditions of the ‘4th Interstate Treaty on Gambling’. Executives of Germany’s 16 autonomous Länder continue to debate final provisions and potential changes to the approved Interstate Treaty, despite its legislation being lambasted by a European Commission review. …

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Winning Post – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week off with an analysis of the German online regulated market, before addressing the fall out from last week’s general election in the UK. Germany: online regulation – Hesse prepared to boot out .com operators in the New Year? While many online operators might breath a (relative) sigh of relief on UK political …

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GVC shows global depth countering UK retail realities

FTSE100 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning published its ‘post-close’ interim H1 2019 trading update, citing strong online growth as the company continues to adjust to UK FOBTs retail realities. Despite competing against a tough comparative period featuring World Cup 2018 trading, GVC maintained its digital momentum to record a group H1 2019 NGR of +17%, helping the firm to period …

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Bundesrat moves forward on complex German licensing framework

Germany’s sixteen federal states have approved the mandate of the ‘third amended Interstate Treaty on Gambling’, paving the way for a new national licensing regime to be implemented. Agreeing on Bundesrat (Federal Council) directives, the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to continue it’s operating its state-sanctioned online gambling regulatory regime allowing a number of licensed incumbents to continue …

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German-16 to vote on revamped interstate gambling treaty

Betting leadership eyes turn to Germany, as momentum appears to be gathering on the nation finally revamping its gambling framework. German news reports detail that the nation’s sixteen state assemblies have agreed to put forward the draft mandate of the ‘Third Interstate Treaty on Gambling’ – seeking to develop a federal framework/code on regulating wagering services. Central to the revamped …

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Germany rejects EC rulings and approves betting 2nd State Treaty

Despite being deemed a ‘non-viable solution’ by the European Commission, the German Bundestag (lower-house) yesterday approved the progression of 2nd Modified State Treaty on Gambling (Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag). Progressing the treaty, which allows a ‘transitional arrangement’ for bookmakers to offer online betting services as the German government revamps its national gambling framework expected in 2018. Last October, German officials presented the Second …

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