Germany’s lucrative online gambling market continues to walk a regulatory knife-edge as delays, extensions and deadlines flowing from the country’s interstate treaty look set to define the destiny of all sectors in the years to come.

As 2020 dawns, the fate of online casinos is particularly uncertain, with regulators suggesting they are to be shut down and operators plotting a legal blitz to keep them open.

See below for GamblingCompliance’s industry-leading coverage of the German market and its highly complex and developing regulatory environment.

Insight & Analysis

Tightening online gambling regulation and the prospect of an advertising crackdown mean Swedish companies are abandoning licensing applications and planning to leave the market, executives have said.  

A German ban on revenue-sharing deals will push affiliates out of the market and unleash a wave of mergers and acquisitions, but will not...

After a legal blockade was dislodged on Friday, Hesse's Darmstadt Regional Council quickly approved 15 sports-betting licences comprising...

Regulatory Research

Germany’s new Interstate Treaty of Gambling is scheduled to enter into force in mid-2021. This report aims to provide an overview of the...

This tracker, which is produced by GamblingCompliance in collaboration with MELCHERS law firm, enables our subscribers to keep ahead of the...

At the beginning of 2020, the latest version of the Interstate Treaty on Gambling entered into force, allowing for an unlimited number of...

Data

Latest monthly Lottery and Betting Tax Report data from the Bundesministerium der Finanzen (German Federal Ministry of Finance). The data released for the country contains the following information:...

Latest annual German Lottery Report data from the Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock. The data released for the country's 16 state lotteries contains the following information: Sales turnover by game and...