Tag: Germany

Everything you need to know about the new German online poker regulation

Germany has been a vibrant gambling gray area for many years and it will now finally pass a new gambling law on 1st July 2021. The Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüneuRStV) or Interstate Treaty 2021 will be the first to legally allow online gambling across all 16 states in the country. In order to support a smooth transition […]

Online Poker News: PokerStars exits Serbia, stays in Japan; New Winamax desktop client; iGaming in Germany; Poker game consoles; Irish gambling delayed

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms. PokerStars exits Serbia, stays in Japan We have been reporting previously about PokerStars leaving some grey-area markets in Asia. China, Taiwan and Macau so far have been on the list and now a […]

Online Poker News: Corona Poker Boom leaving traces; Transition period for German legislation; PokerStars Stadium Series with strong finish; Finally Sit & Gos on Run It Once?

In this column we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms. PokerStars Stadium Series with strong finish We have reported multiple times  on the big overlays PokerStars was facing in their Stadium Series this summer. It will go down in history as one of […]

Online Poker Will Become Fully Legal In Germany In 2021

Online gambling including poker in Germany has always been in a “gray” area. According to the Interstate Treaty on Gambling (ITG), online gambling operators were banned in the country, but this didn’t apply to offshore operators. And so, online gambling in Germany was available for many years, but technically not really allowed. This had caused […]

Germany finally considering federal poker legislation

Germany is known to love poker and has produced some of the best poker players in the world. Poker high roller legends like Fedor Holz, Manig Löser or Rainer Kempe all have two things in common: they come from Germany and they are not living in their home country anymore. The reason for this is […]

Interview with Germany’s rising star Steffen Sontheimer

In January 2017, Fedor Holz predicted that 2017 would be Sontheimer’s “breakout year”, and he shared this thought publicly on Twitter. Predicting the breakout year of @RunGo0seRun. Best player in the game right now. — Fedor Holz (@CrownUpGuy) January 26, 2017 A few months later Sontheimer claimed the Purple Jacket at the Poker Masters. Since then, he […]

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