What is not permitted?
What action do the public authorities take against illegal gambling?
§ 3 GlüStV 2021 lists the forms of gambling that are permissible. Not everything that is not included here, is deemed to be illegal and therefore prohibited.
The following are permissible pursuant to GlüStV 2021 and the supplementary German state provisions:
§ 4 (1) GlüStV 2021 therefore states “Public gambling can only be organised, or bets accepted for such with the authorisation of the responsible authority in the federal state concerned. The organising and acceptance of bets without this authorisation (illegal gambling) and the participation in the making of payments in connection with illegal gambling is prohibited. …“
The following are examples of measures that the GGL can adopt against illegal online gambling: