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Germany's Betting laws Being Examined by European Commission

Germany's betting laws have come under scrutiny by the European Commission, as the judicial body has informed the country of potential infringements through the EU Pilot scheme.

The Commission has brought up several questions regarding Germany and its gambling laws, in particular the country's plans to end the state-owned sportsbetting monopoly within their borders as well as the country's claims that their tight bans on internet gambling bans help fight problem betting and money laundering.

The European Commission will give Germany 10 weeks to reply to the questions, which means that the country has until September 17th to draft a response. After that, the Commission will have 10 weeks to review the response and move on to their next step, which could include a trip to the European Court of Justice to try the case.