The German Lotto and Toto Block (DLTB) has spoken out against the creation of a new national lottery operator, the Deutsche Sportlotterie, which is designed to fund Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

The DLTB warned that the presence of the new entity would undermine its role as a key source of funding to amateur and professional sports, with the Sportlotterie only proposing to fund professional events and athletes. The DLTB claims that the sports lottery will weaken its customer base, harm revenue and reduce the amount of money it contributes to German sport.

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