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Advertising for gambling: regulators threaten the DFB

The German football gambling providers are ubiquitous. Almost all of them offer the forbidden casino games. The DFB, are the consequences for now. It comes to m

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Advertising for gambling: regulators threaten the DFB

The German football gambling providers are ubiquitous. Almost all of them offer the forbidden casino games. The DFB, are the consequences for now. It comes to millions of euros.

In an unusually strongly worded letter have contacted the German gambling regulators of the countries at the German football Federation (DFB). Background the millions of contracts of gambling providers as the advertising partner of German football. Last, the DFB had made an extensive partnership with Bwin to the public. In the future the German national team for the game of chance is even advertise a provider.

Illegal offers

In the letter to the DFB, the reporters of the NDR and the "süddeutsche Zeitung", it says: "your Partner Bwin only offers sports betting, unfortunately, illegally participating in Online Casino and the machine at play."

The Ministry of interior of Baden-Württemberg, which has written the letter in consultation with the other countries, continues: "The relevant case-law leaves no room for doubt as to the illegality of the relevant offers and advertising for illegal gambling is prohibited (...). The gambling Supervisory authorities have to ensure that gambling, and the advertising stays". The DFB should advertise in the future for Bwin, "the danger is that the advertising of Bwin is altogether prohibited".

Tipico offers in addition to sports betting, the forbidden casino games on its pages.

Gambling is not allowed

The Supervisory authorities criticize that Bwin, like almost all of the providers of sports betting, Online casino games for real money. In Germany, the sport will not be tolerated bets currently. All of the other gambling offers on the Internet, about virtual roulette tables, Poker or slot machines, the game are not allowed. Also, the advertising for such services is prohibited.

For those deals with advertises a football club but automatically, when he presents, for example, the Logo of a provider on his Jersey. Experts speak of an umbrella brand advertising, because, generally speaking, for the brand of the provider is advertised - so for all fields of business. The Hamburger SV had to remove in a similar case in the year 2017, the Logo of one of his sponsors from the stadium.

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