The German Federal Court of Justice finds that a recommendation of the Association of German lottery operators violates the prohibition of Art. 81 EC and s. 1 of the Act Against Restraints of Competition (Lottoblock)

Background The regulatory power for lottery games and gambling in Germany falls within the competency of the 16 Federal States (Bundesl√§nder). Lotteries that play a systematic jackpot or where the jackpot exceeds the amount of one Million Euro are organised and operated by the State-controlled regional lottery operators. This, so-called, lottery monopoly was based on the Lottery State Treaty (Lotteriestaatsvertrag) which has been replaced by the new Gambling State Treaty (Gl√ľckspielstaatsvertrag) with effect from January 1th, 2008. According to the (old) Lottery State Treaty, permission was required to publicly organise and advertise a lottery. Organising a lottery without authority approval is a criminal act. To regulate the centralised drawing of numbers and the pooling of revenue

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Sebastian Peyer, The German Federal Court of Justice finds that a recommendation of the Association of German lottery operators violates the prohibition of Art. 81 EC and s. 1 of the Act Against Restraints of Competition (Lottoblock), 14 August 2008, e-Competitions August 2008, Art. N° 22335

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