The number of betting houses in Germany was recently doubled as new licenses for online sportsbooks in Germany were issued. This is the result of a change in German gambling laws after it was determined by the EU Court of Justice that it interfered with EU gambling laws.
A slight change in German gambling laws was implemented recently to synchronize the gambling laws and regulations in Germany with EU gambling laws. That resulted in online poker in Germany being ruled as illegal gambling, which is bad news for German internet poker players.
Number of betting houses in Germany increases
However, anyone who bet on sports in Germany can be happy with the issuing of new licenses for online sportsbooks in Germany, as the number of land-based and online betting houses in Germany was doubled. The licenses were actually still in the approval process in the time of writing but already in the second stage of the procedure so they are expected to launch soon.
Other important changes in gambling laws in Germany are the introduction of a €1,000 gambling loss limit and a 20% gambling tax rate.
To find betting houses in Germany, feel free to consult our directory of websites offering internet betting in Germany.