Germany may introduce new online gaming regime

It was just in February when the Court of Justice for the European Union ruled against the restrictive online gaming regulations of Germany that would likely need a total overhaul of the nation’s gaming lawmaking.

It seems that several important players are already responding to this news, as previous week in Berlin the topic was talked about in detail at German Association of Internet Businesses symposium.
As per GamingLaw.eu, the tournament was attended by a huge array of stakeholders that includes media and industry representatives, politicians, academics and legal experts. A lot of the stakeholders agreed to the fact that a total overhaul was needed with several favoring a proposal by Peter Beuth, the Hesse Minister-President that includes a reasonable tax rate on gross gaming revenues as well as a removal of v on the amount of licenses.

The proposal is conceived to be similar to the gaming authorities in Germany’s state of Schleswig-Holstein that has been which has been approved by the European Union.


In spite of several agreeing that proposal introduced by Beuth makes some sense. This could take some time before they see any type of progress, as is often the case with any type of political process. To perplex matters, some stakeholders believe legislation must be led by national government, when others, including Peter-Harry Carstensen, ex Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, believes the sixteen German states must be taking the lead. Many believe that people might see a liberalized online gaming in Germany very soon.