888 Holdings Returns to Court in Germany

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888 Holdings has just confirmed that one of its subsidiary companies has filed a complaint against the German Federal Constitutional Court over a legal case in the country.

The online gambling operator has declared that it is returning to court in hopes of overturning the previous ruling that bans it from offering its services to players in a region of that country.

Ongoing Dispute

The abovementioned subsidiary has been the subject of a ruling on appeal by the German Administrative Court, which is in favour of prohibiting the provision of online gaming services in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

The online gaming titan highlighted last autumn that it may have to exit the German market entirely if this happens. They at 888 Holdings have provided further commentary on the issue.

The statement by the Gibraltar-headquartered 888 Holdings reads, “After consulting with legal counsel, the group’s subsidiary has filed a constitutional complaint with the German Federal Constitutional Court in which it has asserted its position that the ruling of the German Federal Administrative Court infringes its constitutional rights as well as its rights under European Union law including the freedom to provide services and hence should be reversed.”

Fighting Back

888 Holdings has announced that it has consulted with the legal counsel and has therefore decided to file a constitutional complaint with an additional explanation saying that the ruling in question “infringes its constitutional rights”.

The subsidiary goes on to say that the German Federal Administrative Court’s ruling contravenes the company’s rights under European Union law, which allows the circulation of online casino services throughout the EU. As a result, they at 888 Holdings say, the ruling should be overturned.

Being licensed by multiple European countries and providing numerous online casino, poker, and sports betting sites, 888 Holdings finds it disrespectful to be hindered in the European country.

In the statement they recently issued they also say, “The company will continue to closely monitor the legal and regulatory developments in Germany and their implications on the status and of its offerings in this market.”


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