A survey commissioned by Novomatic Group subsidiary Löwen Entertainment reveals that over 70% of Germans support the recent changes made to the gambling laws in the country.
It is found that 70 percent of Germans back the new measures which call for a uniform regulatory framework for all forms of gambling.
The study was conducted by Smartcon. In the survey, 71 percent of the participants said that the different regulations for different types of gambling and mediums of gaming should not exist; instead, there should be one uniform regulatory framework for all.
The survey also indicates that though a majority of Germans support the basic tenets of the State Treaty on Gambling, many didn’t like the way it was being implemented.
It finds that approximately over 20 percent of the gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the German market came from the unlicensed operators.
“Even today, the unregulated market is growing relatively and in absolute terms more strongly than the regulated gaming market,” reads the survey report.
“The results of the gambling survey clearly show that we need attractive legal offers in all forms of gambling, otherwise the flow into the black market will never dry up,” Dr. Daniel Henzgen, Löwen Entertainment executive committee member and representative for policy and external relations, said.