Active players: 45.000.000
Regulated gambling products: Sports betting, horse races, lotteries (all state-run), sports betting, poker & casino games licensed at Schleswig Holstein until 2021
Operator types: Betting shops, land-based casinos, foreign bookmakers & online casinos
Designated Authority: Online betting is not regulated
Germany is the biggest economy country in the European Union and one of the best nations with regards to football. Its long history in games betting implies that players love to put down their bets all the time, with about 60% of them punting in any event once consistently. Notwithstanding being a liberal society with fruitful ground for web-based wagering, lately, the administration has attempted to authorize a state-run imposing business model on bets supporting the neighbourhood organization ODDSET.
In 2010 this exertion was met with staunch resistance from the different German wagering destinations, both nearby and outside, prompting a decision of the Court of Justice for the European Union, that has enabled German punters to uninhibitedly wager on any remote site. This time of no "exacting" betting system will go on until 2021.
Online Sports Betting
The German online sports betting market, as well as gambling altogether, is in line with other European nations regarding continuous growth. According to reports by the Ministry of Finance combined with independent studies from Goldmedia, the total revenue generated by Gambling in Germany is estimated at €14 billion per year. A very big portion is credited to domestic gambling such as lotteries or land-based casinos and online slots. That leaves the online industry with around €4 billion, and many voices are saying this situation is generated by the lack of decision from German authorities in regards to regulating the gambling market.
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