Germany’s plans for overseeing its prominent online sports-betting and gambling markets have returned to a virtual square-one this week, following the announcement of the country’s northern state of Schleswig-Holstein that it would not implement the country’s revised State Treaty on Gambling. If you’ve been following along with the Germany gambling saga, you’re aware that the […]
Last week’s assembly of Germany’s 16 state-level prime ministers in Berlin brought developments regarding the ongoing battle between Germany and the European Union over elements of the country’s Glücksspielstaatsvertrages (State Treaty on Gambling) that continue to defy EU mandate. In partial response to increasing pressure, the 16 state leaders voted to double the number of official […]
Germany’s on-the-ropes licensing regime for sports-betting and online-gambling operators has suffered yet another legal setback. On Thursday, the European Court of Justice ruled that Germany and its individual states may not prosecute service providers who aren’t licensed in Germany but are fully licensed in other European Union jurisdictions. The latest ruling leaves the country without a […]
Cross-cultural tolerance is often a one-way street, as exhibited in one of the most bizarre sports-related news stories of recent days, involving German-born Manchester United midfield Bastian Schweinsteiger. Germany’s Bild.de (link not provided due to forced advertising) was the first to report on the story of a Chinese doll manufacturer producing a Nazi-soldier doll called […]
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