European Commission Challenges German Gambling Model

Germany has not answered the European Commission’s concerns on the country's sports-betting monopoly and its ban on online casino and poker, the commission said in an “EU Pilot” approach.

The approach is a structured dialogue that is the first step toward possible infringement proceedings that could culminate in litigation in the European Court of Justice. 

The commission wants to know what steps will be taken to end Germany’s sports-betting monopoly, which is held by the state-owned Oddset, “without delay”.

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