Germany’s 16 states have unified their lotteries under a new umbrella organisation, Gemeinsame Klassenlotterie (GKL), in an effort to provide a more attractive alternative to private gaming.

Effective July 1st, the two former lottery organisations North German Class Lottery (NKL) and South German Class Lottery (SKL) came together under the GKL umbrella, creating for the first time a national lottery operator.

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