Germany finally approved online gambling after the adoption of a strict regulatory framework

Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüneuRStV), which will come into full force before july 1, 2021.

This legal framework contains very restrictive measures related to the protection of the player and the prevention of gambling addiction.

The new framework states that all permitted operators will be able to offer slot games, as well as sports betting and poker games. However, bets at stake will be limited to the final score and the next scorer only. There is also a betting limit of € 1 per spin.

During the transition period, online table games such as roulette, blackjack and others will not be allowed in the country. The cost per player may not exceed 1,000 euros per month either.

Any violation of this official regulation will have equally severe consequences such as the withdrawal of the gaming license and the possible inclusion in the black lists.

Since November 2019, the new German gaming legislation has been discussed. At the beginning of this year, the limits per transfer were established with the total opposition of the operators, considering them very restrictive.

But this is not all, because also the state of Schleswig-Holstein launched the proposal that each state establish its own online casino controls. In practice this would translate into one online casino license per state only and in certain cases a maximum of three licenses.

The restrictions imposed in the legislation are not only for the maximum bet limit per spin, but each spin must have a duration time of minus 5 seconds. No autoplay features or slot jackpots will be allowed either.


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