Gambling games in Germany
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Casino Gaming As with other sectors of the gambling market in Germany, the development of the casino sector has been limited by the strict regulations and exceptionally high tax rates and duties. There is no direct regulation of the German … Read More

Gambling law in Germany
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Definitions Games of Chance Differing notions exist concerning games such as games of chance (Glücksspiel) or prize games (Gewinnspiel) or games of skill (Geschicklichkeitsspiele). Only objective criteria may be used to determine whether a game should be designated as a … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Germany – Lottery
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Each of the sixteen regional or lander governments has delegated power to set standards for casinos, lotteries and sports betting. Each lander is free to determine its own tax rate. The average gambling tax is nearly 80%, with some as … Read More

Gambling Restrictions upon Arts. 43 and 49 EC Treaty in GERMANY
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Justification National measure Compatibility with EC law, in particular with the principle of proportionality Public order, money laundering, crime 284 ff Criminal Code (StGB) in the amended version of the 13.11.1998 (BGBl. I 3322), last amendment the 15.12.2004 (BGBl. I … Read More

Gambling in Germany
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Games of Chance Any game is considered to be a game of chance if the player is required to pay considerable stake money (BGH 34, 175; Bay NJW 90, 1862) in return for a chance to win and if success … Read More