Court Tosses Out Tipp24's Treaty Complaint

23 October 2008

Yesterday Tipp24 A.G. released a statement that said Germany's Federal Constitutional Court has rejected the lottery provider’s complaint against several provisions of the State Treaty on Gaming.

The complaint was directed against the prohibition of Internet brokerage lotteries, the requirement to obtain a permit for lottery brokerages, the ban of online lottery advertising as well as regional restrictions in two federal states.

The court threw out the complaint on Oct. 14, which the Germany-based company was informed of yesterday, and according to Tipp24, it said “the severe interference with the constitutionally protected freedom of profession was justified and reasonable in view of the legislative intent to prohibit and combat gambling addiction.”