DSWV Gains Backing of Oddset Sportwetten in Germany

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Oddset Sportwetten has become the latest member to join the German sports betting trade body, Deutscher Sportwettenverband (DSWV).

As a new member of the trade body, the state-owned operator will collaborate with other brands within the DSWV to ensure legal sports betting in the countr

With the development, every major private and state-owned operator in Germany is now a member or partner of DSWV.

The organization was established in 2014 to advocate for the interests of sports betting providers in the region. DSWV also serves as a platform for fostering communication among operators, politicians, and the media. Other members of the organization include Admiral Bet, Bet-at-home, Bet365, Betway, Bild Bet, Bwin, Interwetten, Sportwetten.de, and Tipico.

A statement from DSWV read “ The regulation of sports betting in Germany – in particular important issues of player protection and the fight against the black market – will be the focus of the joint work.”

DSWV and DOCV Report

Oddset Sportwetten joins DSWV a month after the body released its study which revealed that nearly half of Germany's online gambling occurs through unlicensed operators. According to the report, the State Treaty on Gambling, implemented in July 2021, falls short of its primary objective of channeling all online gaming activities through licensed platforms.

As a result, the DSWV and the German Online Casino Association (DOCV), which both commissioned the report, urged Germany's gambling regulator (GGL) to improve the competitiveness of regulated casinos.

Slots Highlighted as High-Risk Games

In the same month, Drogenbeauftragter, the Federal Drug Commissioner of the Bundestag, released a report that looked into problem gambling in Germany.

The study determined online casino holds the highest risk for problem gambling. Slots were also identified as the leading cause of problem gambling in Germany. According to the report, four out of ten Germans who gamble on slot machines suffer from gambling harm.