March 20, 2023 8:15 PM
The newly empowered German regulator Der Gemeinsamen Glücksspielbehörde der Länder (GGL) has released an analysis of 2022 tax data, that shows that 95% bets are made with legal providers.
The regulator published the analysis in response to a press release issued by the sports betting trade association Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV). In the statement, the lobbying organisation used its own figures to argue that the regulated market was much reduced in 2022 compared to the previous year, arguing that this was a result of the rise in popularity of unlicensed operators – itself a product of overly punitive regulation.
The regulator said that this conclusion “does not correspond” to its own findings.