German Interstate Treaty on Gambling Flaws Revealed

Published Saturday, June 03, 2017 - Online-Casinos.com
German Interstate Treaty on Gambling Flaws Revealed

The news travels fast when politicians do the wrong thing and it is finally discovered and revealed by academics. An example of the process and how it keeps the truth active is Germany’s controversial Interstate Treaty on Gambling which has been the subject of a rigorous study assessing the Treaty’s impact on integrity in sports, customer protection and revenue from taxation. The study has concluded the results are mostly negative.

Assessing the success of the legislation three noted academics spent six months collecting data for the study entitled “Fact-based Evaluation of the Interstate Treaty on Gambling.” The process involved using  methodologies including economic, legal and sociological silos.  Germany’s restrictive online gaming regime resulted in the jurisdiction having the lowest percentage of punters going to regulated gambling offerings placing Germany last on the list for compliance.

Professors from the Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, the Institute for Sports Integrity at the German School of Sports in Cologne and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, revealed their results of the comparative ‘Channelisation Index’ at a press conference in Berlin recently.  

The report on the 300-page study was supported by lobby groups such as the German Sports-betting Association (DSWV), which was optimistic that the results would convince the politicians to apply more equitable regulations for the online betting industry.

Professor Martin Nolte, director of the Institute for Sports Integrity at the German School of Sports in Cologne said current integrity legislation as going “completely beyond the reality” of the situation and that the country was missing opportunities to fund sports integrity initiatives.

Professor Justus Haucap, director of the Dusseldorf Institute for Competition Economics commented, “Only when online gambling is legalised can the State achieve a number of goals: protecting players, combating gambling addiction and preventing the manipulation of sports,” Haucap continued to add,  “This is exactly where the current legislation fails, along so many lines.”

 

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