German regulator fines operator for violating advertising rules
Germany's gambling regulator, GGL, has imposed a fine on an unnamed operator for violating advertising rules by promoting its offerings on websites that also advertise illegal gambling.
The Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL), Germany's gambling regulator, has fined an unnamed operator for deliberately advertising its offerings on sites that also advertised illegal gambling offerings. The amount of the fine has not been disclosed.
This is a violation of Germany's Fourth State Treaty on Gambling, which came into effect in July 2021. The GGL considers advertising regulations to be "very good and justified" and consistently monitors offers from legal providers. Repeat violators of the State Treaty on Gaming could face license withdrawal. Operators would also be hurting their own reputation by violating the rules.