Red Rhino Loses German Fine Appeal

Gaming operator Red Rhino has lost its appeal against German gaming regulator Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder, who issued the company a large €50,000 fine for offering services to German punters without a licence.

Red Rhino appealed, noting that they've pulled down their domain, but GGL said that the company was still allowing German players to register using the domain. In addition, the regulator fined the payment processor that was facilitating the German payments.

Red Rhino said that GGL didn't have the right to block the usage of that payment processor, but a court in Sachsen-Anhalt ruled against Red Rhino. Additionally, the court said that the company didn't qualify for any sort of legal protection, as they don't hold a gaming licence in Germany.

It should be noted that the payment provider wasn't named by the court or GGL in order to protect its continued operations with other gaming companies that hold proper licences in the country.

No comment from GGL or Red Rhino was available at press time.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.


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