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Poor player protection: Casino Baden rightly sanctioned

The Grand Casino Baden was sanctioned by the Swiss Gaming Commission. The renowned casino defended itself in court against the sanction totalling millions - but without success. But why exactly does Casino Baden now have to pay a fine totalling the equivalent of almost 1.9 million euros?


BGH hearing on unauthorised losses in sports betting cancelled

Last Thursday, 7 March 2024, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) was originally due to hear the question of whether sports betting companies without a German licence must compensate players for their losses. However, the proceedings were suspended at short notice due to the resumption of negotiations between the betting provider and the plaintiff player.


Mail from the police about illegal gambling - what to do?

Recently, there have been an increasing number of cases in which the German police have taken action against players of online casinos without a German licence. The mostly unsuspecting users are usually accused of Section 285 of the German Criminal Code (participation in unlicensed gambling). But what should you do if you receive a letter from the police and are even asked to appear for questioning as a suspect?


Sharp tones on possible ban on gambling advertising

The debate surrounding a ban on gambling advertising has been smouldering for a number of years and continues to produce new spikes. One of the biggest advocates is the Federal Government's Drugs Commissioner Burkhard Blienert (SPD). He has been sharply criticised for his recent statements and demands.


Minister of Justice wants to decriminalise illegal gambling

The Federal Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann (FDP), wants to relax criminal law and, among other things, decriminalise participation in illegal gambling. Shortly afterwards, the first critical voices were raised by the federal government's addiction commissioner and several associations. But what would be the consequences of removing illegal gambling from the penal code?


Legality of data storage by the GlüStV legally challenged

The correct handling of personal data is an extremely sensitive issue for all types of companies operating on the Internet. Online casinos with a German licence in particular collect a lot of data these days. This is mainly done for reasons of player protection. But is this really legal? This exciting topic was recently the subject of a legal article.


Game lobby reacts to WestLotto

And once again, the much-discussed loot boxes are causing a stir: WestLotto recently presented a regulatory proposal for such features. However, the video games industry lobby organisation "game" does not like this at all. It sees no reason for further action.


Summary proceedings: Payment blocking for illegal providers allowed

An online gambling provider based in Malta has taken action against the so-called payment block by the German gambling authorities. Specifically, the authority has prohibited a payment service provider from accepting payments to the casino without a German licence. The online casino, in turn, took legal action against this ban in summary proceedings - but without success.


First concrete proposal to regulate loot boxes

Loot boxes have always been criticised as gambling or gambling-like features. WestLotto has now presented what it calls "the first concrete approach to the legal control of gambling-like elements in games". What exactly does this mean?


Traunstein District Court: Online casino must pay back USD 7,670

After losing more than $7,500 at PlayCherry Casino over the course of about a year, a player has demanded his losses be returned in full - with success. The Traunstein District Court ruled on 6 September that the gambling company must pay back the casino losses in full. But what were the reasons for the ruling and why is this case about US dollars and not euros?


News from the Maltese Gambling umbrella

It was a real hammer blow when Malta announced in the summer of this year that it would legislate against foreign claims for losses against the domestic gambling industry. It took some time for the German authorities and politicians to react. Most recently, there have been indications of a complaint to the EU Commission. Recently, the Joint Gaming Authority of the German states issued a new statement. What does this mean for Maltese casinos or sports betting portals and players in Germany?


GGL imposes heavy fine on Platin casino

The operator of the popular Platin Casino has received a letter from the Joint Gaming Authority of the Länder (GGL). Specifically, Malta-based Red Rhino Limited has been ordered to pay a fine of €50,000. The GGL accuses the company of continuing to offer unauthorised online gambling in Germany. But how are those responsible at Red Rhino Limited reacting to the official action?


GGL launches tender for study on gambling advertising

Gambling is always and everywhere available online, and in particular on internet-enabled mobile devices. Similarly, advertising for gambling seems to be spreading. It is no longer just online casinos and sports betting sites that are being criticised. Promotions are also coming under increasing scrutiny. In this context, the GGL has now launched a tender for a study to clarify whether the current regulations for gambling promotions are fulfilling their purpose.

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