Bremen’s Senator of the Interior, Ulrich Mäurer (SPD), has called for a ban on gambling advertising at the Conference of Interior Ministers from 1 to 3 December. The SPD politician is particularly critical of the advertising of sports betting. However, Mäurer’s demand failed, buten un binnen reported on Friday. Mäurer has been advocating for a ban on advertising for gambling and sports betting providers for quite some time. The reason is the high risk of addiction that gambling poses, according to the Bremen Senator of the Interior. Currently, there are about 200,000 people in Germany who are affected by pathological gambling. Another 230,000 show problematic gambling behaviour. Read the full article at www.casino24.org.
The advertising is everywhere:
With 35 legal providers nationwide by now, people are bombarded with commercials for gambling everywhere on TV, the internet or in stadiums. There is no escaping it.
Interior ministers decide against advertising ban
The development is worrying and runs counter to the objectives of the State Treaty on Gambling. Therefore, the treaty must be amended. Mäurer’s demand had been supported by party colleagues, but a unanimous agreement on the amendment of the State Treaty on Gambling had not been reached.