German minister urges legislators to make changes

19 Sep 2017
German minister urges legislatorsSaxony-Anhalt Finance Minister André Schröder has warned that unless the 16 member states work on a unified front in their attempt to regulate online gambling in Germany, their attempts are doomed to fail. The interstate treaty introduced in 2012 has led to a state of limbo among the temporarily licensed operators in Schleswig-Holstein. In an interview with the Presseportal website, Schröder said: "The Prime Ministers of all the federal states have agreed on changes to the gaming contract, which was a month-long struggle and a process of weighing up the debts, mainly to address the problems of enforcement that we have with the current regulations - online casinos and sports betting - and to ensure consumer protection. Saxony-Anhalt is in favour of this gaming agreement with its amendments. It is now important to ensure ratification.”  Schröder then added: “If the ratification fails in individual countries, then these regulations cannot be applied nationwide as of January 1, 2018. This is unfortunate, because then the current regulations simply would continue. Then the execution problems would continue. That is why we are very much campaigning for the counties to ratify. If this is not the case, we need to consider how we can deal with the continuity of current regulations and what we can do to protect consumers."  Torsten Meinberg, leader of the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB) echoed Minister Schröder’s comments saying: "If the treaty is not ratified, sports betting will remain gray and illegal gambling cannot be effectively controlled. Foreign gambling providers without a German licence are massively attacking the public-oriented gambling game and ignoring consumer protection. Speedy action is required." 

10,000+ have already benefited from Bookmakers.bet

Register to our newsletter and be the first to get our exclusive bonuses and promotions. Fill in your name & email and stay tuned on the latest offers and the new bookmakers in your country.

I agree with the terms of use.

BOOK SPY

Everton has landed yet another important deal by teaming up with Parimatch, appointing it as the club’s official betting partner in Europe and in the ...

Read more »

Online sports betting operator 22Bet has reached an agreement with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The two-year deal, ending 2022, will ...

Read more »

The South African National Gambling Board has issued a statement this week concerning the legality of online gambling. There have recently been some r...

Read more »

Betting operator 888sport announced that it has signed a sports betting partnership agreement with the National Football League (NFL) in the United Ki...

Read more »

British GVC Holdings PLC is launching an investment program to support grassroots sports in the UK. It will be helping the lower tiers of English foot...

Read more »

Dominic Beier has stepped down from his position as Interwetten Sports’ Speaker of the Board. The 29-year-old had joined the company in 2018, replacin...

Read more »

BGC, the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council, has announced the implementation of a new set of measures in order to prevent underage audiences from being ...

Read more »

Online sportsbook and casino operator Vbet will be sponsoring French Ligue 1 powerhouse AS Monaco. The deal includes seasons 2020-2021 (which just sta...

Read more »

UK-based bookmaker Betfred has announced the extension of its World Snooker Championship sponsorship until 2022. It is considered the biggest snooker ...

Read more »

European sports betting firm Melbet is expanding its presence in Africa by entering the Kenyan market. After already operating in Nigeria, Ghana and U...

Read more »

Latest Betting Offers

18+ | T&Cs apply | begambleaware.org

The generated voucher is only valid for people of legal age. The betting credit worth €5, €15 or €30 is awarded at random. The term "voucher" in the bonus provisions refers to both betting vouchers and free bet vouchers. In addition, 10 x € 3.000 will be raffled among all players who have redeemed their betting credit. The winners will be determined by drawing lots and notified by email on October 7th, 2020. The judges' decision is final. The prize money will be credited to your Interwetten account and is freely available.