German Federal Administrative Court rules on admissibility of online casino games

05-2018

Lars Querndt looks at the decision of the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht - “BVerwG”) to uphold online gambling prohibitions concerning online lottery scratch tickets, online poker games and other online casino games.

The BVerwG’s decision was delivered in two remarkable judgments on 26 October 2017 (8 C 18.16 and 8 C 14.16), the written grounds of which have now been made available to the public. Both judgments can still be appealed by the providers of these online gambling services before the German Federal Constitutional Court.

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