Rivals have condemned a bid by secondary lottery operator Lottoland to become the first private company to hold a licence in Germany.
The controversial operator, which normally offers gamblers bets on state lotteries across the world, has applied to run its own lottery in a number of German federal states.
The move, if successful, would make it the first private operator to run a lottery and challenge Germany’s 16 powerful state monopolies.
Lottoland, which has faced criticism over its business model, including in the German courts, now aims to offer a game similar to the German lottery classic Lotto 6aus49 or the European multi-state lottery, EuroJackpot.
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