Tuesday, March 18, 2008
German court confirms prosecution of online operators

The German Federal Court of Justice has given the green light to German lottery operator Westlotto to engage in enforcement proceedings against illegal online bookmaker bwin. The latter announced to continue offering betting services to German citizen, thus making it liable for increasing financial sanctions.

The online operator seems to be betting on a political solution to its problem, either at national or European level. However, the recently adopted federal law applies for the time being, which bans online sportsbetting and other games for the entire country.