Games of chance
Third State Treaty amending the State Treaty on Games of Chance
(Third amendment to the State Treaty on Games of Chance [Dritter Glücksspieländerungsstaatsvertrag – 3rd GlüÄndStV]
The Second State Treaty amending the State Treaty on Games of Chance, already notified under No 2016/0590/D, was not approved by all federal state parliaments and therefore did not enter into force. The substance of some of the provisions envisaged at that time and already notified are now to be implemented with the Third State Treaty amending the State Treaty on Games of Chance.
At issue here are the following amendments to the concession process for sports betting:
– Quota fixing for sports betting concessions is suspended for the duration of the experimental phase; a selection process (formerly § 4b(5)) is no longer required.
– The experimental phase is laid down for the current term of the State Treaty (30 June 2021). In accordance with § 35(2), it is applicable until 30 June 2024 in the event that the State Treaty continues to apply.
The transitional regulation in § 29(1), sentence 3 has become obsolete and can therefore be repealed.