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Impact of the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision on the German betting market

Article by Martin Oelbermann

Munich/London, 29 March 2006: The betting industry has waited a long time for the decision Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court issued yesterday. However, neither the state-run nor the private suppliers have reason to feel victorious.

In fact, today’s decision by the German Federal Constitutional Court should not have come as a surprise to betting industry experts. The decision was certainly one of the more likely outcomes considering all possible scenarios, and it is similar to the decisions issued by the highest courts in other European countries (e.g., the Netherlands and Scandinavia).

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