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The German government has dictated to online payment processing firm PayPal that they must not facilitate payments related to non-regulated online betting activity within the country moving forward.
The decision will come into effect on October 21st and will see online casino payments utilizing PayPal being suspended in the country, with the updated terms on prohibited activities now reading: "offers that are not legal in your respective whereabouts, including some online gambling offers."
PayPal has been the subject of scrutiny for offering unlicensed betting sites to conduct payment services, with the state of Lower Saxony issuing a direct warning to them earlier this summer. The country plans to begin offering licensed sportsbetting next year, but it appears that casino betting is still some time away from being licensed.
No comment from PayPal was available as of press time.