Patrick Schwarzbart

Patrick Schwarzbart

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Germany: CJEU postpones showdown on German gambling regulations

In a decision that has long been awaited by the industry and the legislator alike, the European Court of Justice ruled today, 12 June 2014, on the question to what extent two conflicting regulatory frameworks within one...more

6/12/2014 - CJEU EU Gambling Gaming

Germany: Gaming Machine Industry affirms its commitment to fight against German gambling regulations

At the International Trade Fair for Amusement and Vending Machines Sportbetting and Sportsgaming (IMA) held between 14 – 17 January 2014 in Düsseldorf the gaming machine industry represented by the Association of the German...more

1/24/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions Sports Betting

Germany: Federal Administrative Court – Second decision on the legal qualification of an entrance fee

In a ruling of 22 January 2014 the Federal Administrative Court reversed a decision of the Adminstrative Court Halle concerning the qualification of an entrance fee to a Poker tournament as a game of chance (BVerwG – 8 C...more

1/24/2014 - Casinos EU Gambling Gaming

Germany: Sports betting concessions back to square one

In a letter sent to applicants on 14 November 2013, the Ministry of the Interior in Hessen, informed that none of the applicants, including the ones already invited to the negotiation phase in May of this year, meet the...more

11/15/2013 - EU Gambling Sports Betting

Germany: Federal Administrative Court sharpening the definition of a game of chance. Entrance fee not relevant for the...

In a ruling of 16 October 2013, the Federal Administrative Court confirmed a judgment of the Higher Administrative Court Mannheim that an online football Fantasy League game requiring a one time entrance fee does not qualify...more

10/17/2013 - Fees Gambling Gaming

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