The Bremen State Court (Landgericht Bremen) confirmed that:
- The Interstate Treaty expired at the end of 2011, and has not been prolonged in a valid legal fashion. The original time frame for the application of the law has expireced and a new one is not in place.
- The internet gambling ban in the Interstate Treaty cannot be applied and thus Lotto24 did not breach the provision of the law when offering gambling in Bremen.
According to the plaintiff – the state lottery of Bremen - Lotto24 breached competition law when it started offering its products in Bremen in breach of the internet gambling ban. On March 19, 2012 the Bremen State Court issued an order requesting Lotto24 to stop collecting players from Bremen. Lotto24 appealed. This order had been lifted by the May 10, 2012 appeal ruling.
Via Carl Zide