State-Owned Operator to Obtain First German Online Casino License

By | January 10, 2022

As the latest casino industry news informs, the first legal online casino operator will soon be licensed in Germany. State-owned gambling company Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg (BW) has already applied for the digital casino license.

The local authorities have approved the State Treaty on Gaming (GlüStV) in July 2021, allowing online casino ops to apply for an official permit. However, six months after online casino legislation, the German state hasn’t issued a single online casino permit. Many virtual casinos are currently waiting for the German license and are under the tolerance regime.  So, the state lottery operator Lotto BW has a fair chance at becoming the first legal German online casino. Moreover, according to the spokesperson from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Interior, the operator has been considered as a monopoly provider of digital casino games in Germany. 

After obtaining an online casino license, Lotto BW plans to significantly expand its offer, adding online slots, blackjack, baccarat, and roulette to the game roster. However, lottery raffles will remain at the core of the gambling business.

The launch date for Lotto BW online casino is yet to be reported. The director of the company Georg Wacher, however, estimates that the remote casino can be opened in spring.

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