Germany is an affluent European country with well-developed machine building, automotive, and electronic industries, but when it comes to the gambling industry, it is making small steps on the road to big transformation. Regulatory changes are relatively frequent, yet not so effective in resolving the most imminent industry problems.
German players have more than 60 land-based casinos and thousands of slot halls available across the country. According to the Criminal Code, owners of unlicensed land-based gambling establishments are prosecuted.
As far as online gambling is concerned, the situation is a bit more complicated. The Government is yet to pass clear regulations that fit the fast-developing digital age. Currently, the Code says nothing about the operators offering online gambling services. So, is online gambling legal in Germany?