German gaming giant Gauselmann Group has said that despite significant legal restrictions slowing growth in its home market, the company saw first half turnover increase by 9 per cent due to the performance of its international operations.

Turnover rose to €1.04bn, aided by its international business. The development and production of machines, operation of gaming halls and casinos, sports betting and online gaming for foreign markets were described as having “more than compensated” for the lack of growth in the German gaming market.

“I am very satisfied with these half-year results,” Gauselmann founder and chief executive Paul Gauselmann said. “I am not satisfied, however, with the current legal framework that pushes customers towards illegal offerings."

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