Lessons from Germany’s regulatory saga: How did we get here?

| By iGB Editorial Team

Since plans to expand Germany’s Racing and Lotteries Law were first announced more than a decade ago, the process to legal online betting and gaming has been fraught. 

However, many are still convinced that with such a large and already-engaged audience, online gambling could still thrive in Germany – under the right conditions. 

From new operators moving in to target the opportunity, to existing incumbents finding their feet in a new channel, not to mention the legal experts and lobbyists fighting for fairer conditions, Germany remains a key territory for the industry. 

The WRB Europe series brings together these stakeholders to kick off a three-part discussion that will first look at how the market finally made its way to a legal framework for igaming.


Dr Joerg Hofmann, Head of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group, Melchers Law Firm


Luka Andric, managing director, Deutscher Sportwettenverband

Joe Saumarez Smith, chairman, Eyas Gaming

Jovana Popovic-Canaki, managing director, Masterpiece Gaming

Keen to learn more about Germany’s re-regulated gaming market? Europe’s biggest opening of 2021 to date will be discussed by an expert panel at iGB Live! The show runs from 28 September to 1 October, and will feature the session Embracing regulated igaming: Germany focus – register here to book your place.