Court decision paves the way for renewed operations in Germany
German internet gambling operator, Tipp24 AG has secured a notable legal victory against the German States Treaty in a case heard by the Administrative Courts in Halle this week.
The court found in the operators favour by declaring the central restrictions of the German State Treaty on Games of Chance to be inapplicable.
The court ruled that there was no need for Tipp24 to obtain special permission to broker lotteries, specifically the Lotto 6 Aus 49, over the internet while finding the German State Treaty on Games of Chance to be inapplicable ‘due to a lack of coherence and consistency’.
“This is a very positive decision for Tipp24.  With this initial essential decision by a German court, after the most recent decisions of the European Court Of Justice on the German gaming laws, we see ourselves confirmed in our plan to resume business in Germany as soon as possible.” said Hans Cornehl, Chief Executive Officer for Tipp24.