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German court bans sale of advent calendar scratch cards

5th December 2011 11:35 am GMT

German state lottery operator WestLotto was left fuming last week after a court junction was granted banning the sale of advent calendar scratch cards following a complaint by online lottery broker Tipp24.

The Bonn District Court issued the injunction, stating that the Christmas themed scratch card constituted an inducement to gamble and was therefore contrary to the objectives of the State Treaty on Gaming to combat gambling addiction.

WestLotto CEO Theo Gossner described the injunction as “a [...]

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