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The social mandate of the GGL is to combat illegal gambling in order to protect players and minors from gambling and betting addiction and gambling manipulation. One of several instruments in the fight against illegal gambling is IP blocking. In a letter to all internet service providers, the GGL has announced that the authority will request the blocking of unauthorised gambling offers. Network blocking/IP Blocking is an enforcement tool that is used when unauthorised gambling providers do n...
Since 1 July 2022, the Gemeinsame Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) has been responsible across the Länder for combating illegal gambling on the internet and advertising for it. How the new authority will proceed in concrete terms, and what its priorities will be, were presented by the board members Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke at a digital press conference on 8 July. "The prerequisite for combating illegal gambling on the internet is the creation of a legal market. Our goal is to ...
Regulation of the cross-Länder gambling market to be further strengthened by pooling of competences On 1 July 2022, the Gemeinsame Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) will take over responsibility for combating illegal cross-state gambling on the internet and advertising for it. This means that, for the first time, the competences and corresponding enforcement instruments (e.g. IP Blocking and Payment Blocking) will be bundled across the Länder. In addition to the creation of a legal market,...
The Gemeinsame Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) is bringing on board an experienced and nationally recognised expert in gambling law on 1 July 2022. On 1 July 2022, Nadja Wierzejewski will become head of department responsible for combating unauthorised gambling on the internet and advertising for it. The lawyer has been head of gambling supervision at the Rhineland-Palatinate Supervisory and Service Directorate (ADD) in Trier since 2008 and brings with her many years of experience in the...
On the occasion of the annual GREF (European Forum of Gambling Regulators) conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, GGL Executive Board member Benjamin Schwanke presented the current status of GGL's set-up and the planned next steps for taking over operational tasks to the European gambling regulators on 1 June. In the future, the GGL will act as an essential coordinating body for the cooperation between European and German gambling regulators. The GGL website with information on the State Treaty o...
In order to effectively carry out the tasks of regulating the transnational gambling market from 1.1.2023, the GGL boards have been talking to all players in the market since the beginning of the year in order to take note of and weigh up the various interests of players, providers, prevention associations, politicians. Against this backdrop, Ronald Benter and Benjamin Schwanke invited member companies to give their views on regulation during their keynote address at the general meeting of t...
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