A new study from the University of Leipzig has warned that close to half of all online gambling in Germany still takes place with unlicensed operators.
The study was commissioned by the German Online Casino Association (DOCV) and the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV). It was authored by economist Gunther Schnabl of the University of Leipzig.
The report states that the State Treaty on Gambling, which came into force in July 2021, is missing its key target of ensuring that all online gaming takes place on licensed sites.
As a result, the DOCV and DSWV have called on Germany’s gambling regulator (GGL) to make regulated casinos a more competitive proposition. The GGL came about as a result of the Fourth State Treaty.
The study: in numbers
The study defines an illegal site as being based on several key criteria. The first is that the offer can be reached from a German IP address, without using a VPN. The second is that the offer is available in German and the third is that, wh..