23rd of June 2011 Author: Glo Wood
Football league joins the initiative
The German state monopoly over gambling has apparently earned another opponent in shape of Germany's football league, which this week requested a more open market, threatening to charge betting companies for use of the Bundesliga fixture list, unless regional states open up the sports betting market to more competition.
According to the DFL soccer league manager Christian Seifert, 'The fixture list of 612 matches played in the top two tiers each season is a unique database and should be protected by intellectual property rights. Professional sports and amateur sports have to get their share of the income, if necessary by charging others for using Bundesliga fixture lists.'
It was reported by Reuters recently that Germany's 16 states are actually considering the award of seven nationwide licenses for sports betting companies from next year, requiring the licensees to pay one-sixth of the betting income to the states as fees. However, these plans have received sharp criticism from independent online gambling companies, such as Bwin.party digital which assessed the states' plans as anti-competitive.
Sports Society News General Sportsbook News
3rd of July 2018
29th of August 2018
17th of November 2018
16th of November 2018
6th of October 2018
5th of October 2018
2nd of October 2018
4th of October 2018
Join Now for full access
Disclaimer Contact Us Privacy Terms and Conditions Gambling Help Site Map
LatestSportsBonuses.com © 2006-2018