Germany has launched a new campaign against online casino payment following the recent approval of a new temporary federal gambling treaty.
On June 17 (Monday), Interior and Sports Minister of the Lower Saxony State, Boris Pistorius, revealed that the State government notified an unidentified international payment processor to revoke any relations with international online casino operators that are targeting German customers.
He added that his ministry is expected agen sbobet to exert pressure onto other payment service providers as well as to investigate the federal gambling treaty’s requirement which is to refrain payments in connection with unauthorized gambling.
Germany Targeting Online Casino Payment Process
A few months ago, a German court ordered all financial institutions are to be responsible for ensuring that their operations do not facilitate illicit gambling transactions.
This order is in tandem with the 2018 ruling in which a German bank was instructed not to compel an online gambler to pay for the charge he had incurred with an international online casino.
Lower Saxony is just a part of Germany’s 16 states, the state is responsible for online gambling payment processing throughout the country. The state was notably known for approving a federal treaty in March that extends its toleration of online sports betting while confirming the ban on online casinos and secondary lottery betting.
German northern state, Schleswig-Holstein, had also recently extended the online casino licenses it once issued in 2012; however, it is believed that such licenses that allow operators to offer services outside the state were never accepted by most of the states.
The prevailing hope is that all of the German states reach an situs casino terpercaya on online casino licensing before the treaty expires in 2021.
Recently, another German state, North-Rhine Westphalia, has also proposed an ‘opt-in, opt-out’ scenario which provides individual states to have the choice of permitting such activities within their respective borders, should that prevailing hope be unobtainable.