Online betting exchanges: Hamburg takes action against providers of games of chance on the net

The Hamburg interior authority, has lodged a criminal complaint against a number of gambling providers. The Hamburg public Prosecutor's office confirmed on req

Online betting exchanges: Hamburg takes action against providers of games of chance on the net

The Hamburg interior authority, has lodged a criminal complaint against a number of gambling providers. The Hamburg public Prosecutor's office confirmed on request of this newspaper. So far, three criminal charges due to illegal event of happiness would be available to the public Prosecutor of play. Background, the Online Casino offers on the Websites of the companies. The View would now be examined with a view to the Existence of a criminal suspicion. According to information from the NDR, the affected company to the market leader, Tipico, Bwin Bet3000.

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The inner authority of the Hanseatic city of Bremen confirmed the criminal charges, on request, called however, the name of the affected gambling companies. According to the current state Treaty on gaming gambling is prohibited Online in Germany, accordingly, the gambling supervision Hamburg says the affected providers under. In spite of the prohibition, the companies have not kept in mind, therefore, a criminal prosecution was necessary.

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While Bwin Bet3000 requests of this newspaper left unanswered, not shared with Tipico, the company's outside to "each of the alleged Letter, or injunctions, in principle". A spokesman stressed that Tipico offer a licensed provider and the Online Casino is legal. That of the previous state Treaty on gaming prohibits this is irrelevant, because the Online Casino ban is in breach of European law.

Tipico, Bwin Bet3000 have made especially as a provider of sports betting a name. In addition, a variety of Online Casino games to count, however, to offer the company. Officially, the companies have their headquarters abroad, in Germany, however, by no means, Unknown. Tipico, for example, is an official Partner of the German football League and the so-called platinum Partner of FC Bayern Munich. The Logo of Bet3000 emblazoned on the jerseys of the football club TSV 1860 München. Bwin has also secured next to the German football Association, Borussia Dortmund as an advertising partner. The commercial Interweavings between the gambling firms game, the Bundesliga Clubs and the DFB, there was repeated criticism.

Organized crime benefits from the legal grey zones

a thousand of Online Casinos, betting or lotteries from the Internet. In the past years, their number increased rapidly. Both Tipico, as well as Bwin have been founded in Austria, have moved their main seat, however, is now to Malta or Gibraltar. In the Online environment, such an approach is common: With this step, tax burdens can be reduced, the German regulatory authorities makes it more difficult to supervision. Maltese regulatory authorities such as the Malta Gaming Authority precedes the call to control financial flows hardly. A few weeks ago, the Federal court of justice ruled that in Germany, the only gambling allowed to offer, who has here acquired a license.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 14:20

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