Gambling in Germany
The representatives of the sixteen German states
were unable to reach an unanimous decision on proposed anti
online gambling law, which would have helped the states
lotteries to keep their monopoly.
Despite the fact that three of
the German states (Saxony, Hesse and Bavaria) have local laws in
place to protect the local lotteries, a federal law has not yet
been approved. But a future bill prohibiting online gambling in
Germany could find itself against the European Trade Commission,
which is looking to legalize online gaming throughout the
European Union. U.K., Italy and Spain already have laws allowing
gambling licenses to online companies. The leaders of the states
supporting the anti gambling legislation are quoted to be
cautions towards a decision from the ETC.
It means one thing - for now
nothing has changed in Germany in respect to internet gambling.
However, unless the European Union sets a precedent with one of
the countries trying to ban web gambling - attempts such as this
one will continue to show up in the heights of governments,
trying to protect their own gambling venues.