In the last few years, the gambling sector of Germany has gone through couples of ups and downs. All gambling and betting activities in Germany were termed as illegal in the year 2008. The sweeping ban definitely left the casino owners and gamblers devastated. But, the new Gambling Law passed recently has definitely ignited a new hope among the gamblers and casino lovers

Gambling Law

As per the government of Germany, the prime reason behind imposing this ban was to protect the citizens of the country from the dangers of online gambling. But, the introduction of a new law on 1st of July, 2012, again termed all sorts of gambling as legal. The new gambling law announced in the country is supported by three major judgment areas. They are – Zenatti, Laara, and Schindler. According to this new law, it will be made sure that no gambling activity shall be promoted beyond a limit or extent that would have unfavorable effect on the social aspect of the country. It means that every gambling activity has to be organized within the limits. For example, it would be illegal to conduct lotteries if it is for commercial or personal gain. However, the same gambling activity would be termed as legal if it is for some charitable and cultural purpose. At present, there are 16 states in the country where the new gambling laws have been implemented.

Games Allowed In Germany

Like we mentioned above, the ban has been removed from each and every gambling activity, providing it should remain within limit. Therefore, you can take part in almost every casino and gambling activities in this country. Such as:

  • Poker (which is quite popular in Germany)
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Slots machines
  • Video poker
  • Roulette
  • Horse racing
  • Bingo
  • NFL
  • Soccer betting
  • Lotteries
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Formula One
  • Tennis
  • Golf

Fees Of Charges

Since the framing of new gambling regulation is still in the process, therefore no information is available in this regard.

Tax Information

When you are in Germany, you can certainly expect tax on gambling and beer. As per the previous taxation laws, there was around 16.67 percent tax on gambling activities, which include online sports betting activity as well. However, if the new taxation law is passed then the tax rate could come down to just 5 percent of the total turnover. This new rate will not only include sports betting activities but also the horse racing totes and bookmakers. Horse racing is surely going to flourish in the days to come.

Best Sites In Germany

There is no such online gambling site that has its license from Germany. But, there are plenty of sites that accept players from this country. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Bet365 Casino
  • Bet Victor Casino
  • Golden Rivera Casino
  • All Slots Casino
  • Bovada Casino
  • Red Flash Casino
  • Party Poker
  • Carbon Poker
  • Paddy Power