Online sports betting and casino operator Dazn Bet has been authorised to offer sports betting in Germany.
Dazn Bet is owned by sports media streaming service Dazn. It was first formed in April 2022, as part of a partnership with Pragmatic Gaming. It was added to the sports betting section of Germany’s white list.
Dazn Bet, which is registered in Malta, will operate under the Daznbet.de domain.
The white list came about with the establishment of Germany’s gambling regulator, Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL). The GGL was brought forth by Germany’s Fourth State Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStv), which came into force in July 2021.
Germany’s gambling regulator
The GGL was established in July 2022. It officially took over all tasks from its predecessor, the Saxony-Anhalt State Administration Office, in January 2023.
Its responsibilities range from issuing licences to combatting illegal gambling in Germany. The latter has been a high priority for the regulator.
In its annual report, released in June, it revealed that 203 unlicensed operators had been operating in the country as of December 2022, offering gambling via 843 German language sites.