The German health body demands a decisive turn for the announcement of the game at 9 p.m.

A German health body, the Federal Center for Health and Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung/BZgA) has warned against the increase in online gambling advertising, calling for a turn to 21 hours on gambling advertising, including online advertising.

The federal government’s commissioner for addiction and drug issues, Burkhard Blienert, criticized the increase in gambling advertisements:

“Advertising for online gambling and sports betting is spreading at breakneck speed. This trend is concerning because hundreds of thousands of people already have gambling problems or are even addicted,” he said.

The Commissioner also made a policy recommendation on watersheds.

“I urge countries to stop advertising such offers. In plain language, there should be no more advertising for sports betting before 9 p.m. on television or on the internet.”

The news comes in the wake of the regime created by the country’s fourth state treaty on gambling. The treaty created the provisions for the national regulated online casino market, in addition to the existing online sports betting market.

BZgA Acting Director Professor Martin Dietrich said: “There is a particularly high risk of addiction to gambling offers on the Internet: they are available at all times and attract people with high winnings”, did he declare. quick profits make online sports betting especially popular.

He explained the importance of raising awareness on this topic:

“That is why it is so important to raise awareness of gambling risks and to take timely countermeasures. We support this with our offers, for example an online program that supports changes in gambling behavior.”

According to data from the BZgA gambling survey, there are approximately 229,000 compulsive gamblers and 200,000 compulsive gamblers in the Federal Republic.

In 2021, the German association of sports betting operators DSWV rejected calls from a minister of state to ban all forms of gambling advertising in Germany.

James R. Rhodes