Standard Rate Subscribers - £350
Standard Rate Non-Subscribers - £395
9:00 Registration & Coffee
9:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks: An overview of the German regulatory landscape in the light of the recent developments
9:45 Presentation: Schleswig Holstein & The Proposed New Gambling Act
10:00 Panel Session: Implications of the Schleswig-Holstein initiative to pull out of the Interstate Treaty for Gambling
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Presentation: Operator's Perspective
11:45 Panel Session: Licensing, Advertising & Tax
12:45 Closing Remarks
13:00 Networking Lunch (optional)
What to expect
Schleswig-Holstein's bold move not to continue to be part of Germany's failed gaming regulation has the potential to impact on the German regulatory landscape on a wider scale and could act as a wake-up call also for other German states. A proposed Schleswig-Holstein state government coalition agreement, announced in June, would suspend the entry into force of amendments to the German Interstate Treaty on Gambling, effectively dooming it by ruling out the required unanimous ratification of all 16 states. Dubbed “S-Hexit”, the state government instead plans to ‘take back control’ and issue new legislation that will regulate the entire sector including sports betting, online casino and poker and comply with EU law.
Bearing in mind the regulatory situation Germany has been in for years now, it is clearly high time to reopen discussions and completely rethink Germany's approach towards gaming regulation.If the state again puts in place a licensing framework, this could represent a game-changer for the German online gambling market with opportunities for existing licence holders and also new operators targeting this potentially lucrative jurisdiction.
Run in conjunction with Betting on Sports in the conference hotel, this GamblingCompliance Regulatory Briefing will examine all of the different implications of these developments and assess the opportunities they represent. The briefing will feature expert analysis by speakers drawn from Germany’s legal fraternity as well as the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) the German Online Gambling Association (DOCV), the operators either already working in, or hoping to take advantage of, the opportunity, and expert consultants in the field.
Areas covered include:
- Sports Betting opportunities
- Licensing opportunities and requirements
- Tax implications
- Advertising and media regulation
“Schleswig-Holstein's bold move not to continue to be part of Germany's failed gaming regulation has the potential to impact on the German regulatory landscape on a wider scale and could act as a wake-up call also for other German states. Long-term, I am hoping that it might create a ripple effect and ultimately lead to a viable gaming regulation being introduced throughout Germany, which operators could benefit from.” Dr Jӧrg Hofmann, Senior Partner, MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB.
London's Betting and Gaming Week
This GamblingCompliance Regulatory Breifing is taking place during SBC's Sports Betting Week where GamblingCompliance, SBC and Clarion Gaming will be providing exhibition and conference events for gambling industry proffessionals.
For those booking onto all three events discounts are available as follows:
Buy your tickets for SBC’s Betting on Sports Conference and Exhibition here using Discount Code: SBW25 to save 25%
Buy your tickets for WrB London - Responsible Gambling Innovation here using Discount Code: WrB17/50 to save £50
Buy your tickets for GamblingCompliance’s GCRB: Germany in Focus - Sports Betting, Licensing & Tax using Discount Code: GCRBSubs17 to save 25%
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