Gaming law and Gambling law
The right to gamble is coordinated by general civil law, competition law and criminal law. It has been differently regulated in many countries. In Germany, it is important to consider the following laws from the German StGB (Strafgesetzbuch - Penal Code) §§ 284, 285, 286, 287 StGB as well as §§ §§ 657, 661, 661a from BGB (German Civil Code), the gambling state contract, §§ 3, 4 No. 5, 11 UWG must also be taken into consideration. The Gaming Ordinance regulates commercial gambling machines in gambling halls and restaurants as well as other games with profit possibilities.
In Germany and the EU, strict rules on gambling law are applied. However, the ECJ's jurisprudence has also not led to alleviate the state-owned gambling monopoly in Germany, since some private gaming providers from other countries saw the freedom to provide services violated and this was not justified by the protection of minors.
As a result, many private companies such as general gambling and betting companies are existing alongside state lotteries and similar.
GAMING LAW FOR TEMPORARY GAMBLERS
Gaming laws are not applicable to gambling enterprises that not exclusively organize gambling activities or which only on occasion of a special advertising campaign manage a betting or gambling event.
As far as concerned gaming/gambling laws, we can offer you the following services:
- Competition, gambling and criminal investigation of advertising and event concepts;
- Consulting and representation in interdiction order and closing orders, as well as business bans;
- Assertion (Warning) and judicial enforcement of claims under competition law, information and removal claims, indemnity and possible secondary claims.
- Representation before national courts and before the ECJ or the so-called German EuGH, (European Court of Justice) as well as legal support in cross-border transactions;
- Examination and execution of state charges.
FURTHER TOPICS ON GAMING AND GAMBLING LAW:
- Gamble, wager
- Gambling rights
- Authorizations on gambling activities
- Organization and management of a lottery, wager, gamble
- Lottery law
- German Gaming Law
- EU-Gambling rights