German Online Gambling Regulation Supported by European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice showed it support for Germany's strict federal regulation of online gambling in a ruling that justified regulation despite regional state of Schleswig-Holstein relaxing the rules.

Digibet filed a case challenging German restrictions on its target of German punters.

"The 15 remaining [German] states are not required to change their rules just because a single state had pursued a more liberal policy for a limited time”, according to the court.

Digibet.com previously claimed that the liberal regulations observed in Schleswig Holstein indicate that this should apply to the rest of the country.

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