This tracker, which is produced by GamblingCompliance in collaboration with MELCHERS law firm, enables our subscribers to keep ahead of the most important developments that may affect the regulatory environment in one of Europe’s largest online gambling markets.

The developments we cover include, but are not restricted to, regulatory proposals concerning online gambling at both federal and state level, announcements or press releases by regulatory authorities or politicians, who are of influence on the matter, court cases at federal level, as well as, if important, at state level, and enforcement actions against online gambling operators at both federal and state level.

Entries highlighted in bold are the latest entries added to the tracker.


Dr Joerg Hofmann is head of the Gaming and Betting Law Practice Group of MELCHERS law firm in Germany. He is a past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law (2014/2015). Joerg has been consistently ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Gaming & Gambling by Chambers Global since 2011 and has been listed among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in the “Gaming Law” category by Handelsblatt and BestLawyers since 2014. Joerg is based in Heidelberg, Germany. He frequently publishes articles in international expert’s magazines and periodicals and speaks regularly on international gaming law conferences around the world.


Jessica Maier LL. M. is a gaming attorney with experience in intellectual property and competition law and is a member of the Gaming and Betting Law Practice Group at MELCHERS law firm in Heidelberg, Germany. She advises English and German speaking clients on all aspects of gaming and betting regulation, licensing requirements and legal developments in the field. She plays a part in due diligence reviews, acts as speaker at conferences, regularly contributes to gaming and betting law publications.


Dr Matthias Spitz is a senior partner with the German law firm MELCHERS and specialises in gaming law, with a focus on administrative matters and European law. He is a general member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). His areas of practice cover regulation of sports betting, land-based and online casino gaming, as well as social gaming. He has been involved in all relevant licensing processes in Germany on behalf of major gambling companies in recent years, including the Schleswig-Holstein licensure and the sports-betting licensing process under the Interstate Treaty on Gambling. 



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