Can Germany’s retail sector survive Covid and closures?

| By iGB Editorial Team

The German market is set to be significantly expanded by the issuance of sports betting licences in 2020, and the implementation of the GlüNeuRStV, but minimum distance requirements will put significant pressure on the retail industry.

However, the legal certainty afforded by regulation means the sector does have new products and channels to build omni-channel offerings.

After the retail betting sector has endured a period that has left some operators fearing for their survival, and with the added threat of minimum distance requirements potentially reshaping bookmakers’ estates, this gives hope for the future. 


Dr Bastian Scholz, senior policy advisor, Deutscher Sportwettenverband

Michele Sessa, director of institutional and regulatory affairs, Snaitech

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