Germany To EU On Gambling Treaty: We’re Fine Until 2017

Germany’s response to a critical European Commission letter challenging the 16 states’ controversial gambling policies was essentially: wait until 2017. 

A letter this summer prodding the German states for not answering the commission’s concerns about its ban on online casino and poker, plus its 20-company limit on sports-betting licences, was largely deflected.

In their response, seen by GamblingCompliance, German states disagreed with a critical commission concern about the coherence of German gambling regulations.

“The German authorities assume that the existing legal regime is a coherent overall regulation of gambling,” according to the letter.

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