Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:30

Germany prepares to make changes to national gambling laws

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Germany Gambling Laws

Germany has proposed a spate of changes to its national gambling laws in order to adhere to the European Union rules.

Law firm DLA Piper stated that the draft ‘Second State Treaty Amending the State Treaty on Gambling’ will look to address issues that have been raised on numerous occasions by the European Court of Justice.

The newly drafted changes however does not include any enforcement against unlicensed gambling or regulation of online casinos.

The State Treaty on Gambling however won’t come into play until January 2018 at the earliest.

Official statement of law firm, DLA Piper read:

“The interim measure of getting orders of approval for sports betting will become more relevant until the concession procedure is realigned by the new State Treaty.

“Also, the Federal Administrative Court of Germany 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; there the ECJ ruled that a criminal prosecution of a sports betting intermediate is contrary to EU law if the licensing process for private sports betting organisers has been held to not conform with EU law by national courts.”

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