Online casino games and poker on the Internet will move according to the relevant opinions in a gray area. Although they are not officially allowed to pursue these offers however nothing. The administrative court in Berlin has now taken a different decision.
On the disposal of the national office for citizens and regulation affairs (LABO) examined the Berlin administrative court two large online provider of sports betting, casino and poker games. Now as a eilbeschluss of the Berlin Administrative Court shows, prohibited online casino and poker games in the Internet may be prohibited. The two companies concerned with its headquarters in Malta now have an emergency application against the decision submitted, were rejected.
The betting provider may not online casino and poker games offer
in August 2014, the countries were convention come to the prohibition of online gambling throughout the country to enforce and a first measure seems now. The state office for citizens and regulation affairs filed a charge against two major gambling service providers and was right. The two betting provider can now theoretically no poker and casino games on the Internet offer in Berlin. The Authority also called “a clear indication that such games only those players in Germany are likely to take part in their place of residence at the time of the active game recording the participation in accordance with the valid legal position is explicitly allowed. Players are on the place of residence at the time of the active game recording to ask. Finally needs using appropriate technical methods an active game participation by the Land of Berlin are excluded from it”, according to the press release.
In an emergency application had the two affected gaming company from Malta trying to avert the available. Therefore do the Land Berlin both arbitrary, so there are more than 4,000 providers of such offers. In Malta as well as in Schleswig-Holstein had due to a different legal situation the permit, such a proposition. A lack of enforcement that only a ban introduced in Berlin is not consistent within the meaning of the case-law of the European Court of Justice. An internet lock could be a professional users can easily be circumvented.
But the Berlin Administrative Court dismissed the application. Illegal gambling could not, with approvals from Malta or Schleswig-Holstein justified. “The action against individual providers were jointly adopted guidelines of the countries. Then will first against the large and strongest provider of casino and poker games action. This included the applicants according to your own presentation. This was based on a real plan with the aim of a uniform enforcement practice and be with the principle of equal treatment is compatible”, according to the decision of the 23. Chamber of the Administrative Report Berlin from 17. September. There is a internet block can easily be circumvented, was the only question. This must be a possible main proceedings remain reserved.