- Özgür Töre
Gambling is legalized throughout Germany and there are more than 50 casinos to choose from. Most of the gambling venues are located in the spa or resort towns and they will have the word ‘bad’ at the beginning of their names indicating a bath or spa.
Permitted types of land-based gambling are casinos, gambling arcades, restaurants (pubs and restaurants and lodging establishments) and bookmakers’ betting offices, horse betting, sports betting, and lottery.
Former iterations of the Interstate Treaty in Germany did not provide a licensing system for online gaming (with the exception of sports betting). This situation had been criticized by industry experts. The Interstate Treaty 2021 changed this fundamentally and finally introduced licenses for online casino games, virtual slot machine games and online poker. You can find it online, just type in 25 euro ohne einzahlung casino.
Within the German federal system, gambling law is regulated at the state level, all 16 states agreed on common principles and regulations for areas fields of gambling law in the Interstate Treaty.
In Germany, there are no localities with favored status for gambling such as in other countries, tourist islands, reservations and integrated resorts.
Virtual slot machine games in Germany are defined as replicas of terrestrial slot machine games. Limitations include a maximum €1 stake amount per spin, a five-second minimum duration per spin, and the prohibition of jackpots.
Online poker is restricted, including the prohibition of video poker, restrictions on the number of tables to be played at the same time, and limitations on stakes and blinds.
Online casino games are defined as virtual versions of the bank–holder games and live broadcasts of a terrestrial banker game. These restrictions specifically address roulette, blackjack, and baccarat and subject them to a state monopoly.
Take a look at the top casinos in Germany:
The Baden-Baden Casino
The oldest casino in Germany with a rich history. It boasts to be the most traditional and one of the most popular casinos in Europe. The gaming floor of The Baden-Baden Casino is 200 square meters large, it is home to more than 140 slot machines and around 18 table games.
Casino Berlin located at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The casino’s gaming floor occupies about 11000 square meters of the area and is home to 300 gaming machines, 12 table games, and 8 poker tables. Smart casual clothing is expected of the gentlemen entering Casino Berlin.
Casino Duisburg is one of the most-visited casinos in Germany. The gaming floor of this casino spans over 8,000 square meters of area. Duisburg Casino has 33 table games, 16 multi-roulette stations, and 350 different slot machines with a permanent auto-jackpot.
The stylish Casino Duisburg is home to one of Germany’s best restaurants and a bar. Guests are asked to come suitably well dressed.
Spielbank Bad Homburg
Spielbank Bad Homburg has been entertaining gamblers ever since 1841. This casino in the resort town of Homburg has a gaming floor area of 510 square meters. Spielbank Bad Homburg has 160 slot machines and 12 table games. There are 5 live poker tables f for poker enthusiasts. This casino requires a semi-formal dress.
Casino Esplanade is relatively new and was opened in 1978 in Hamburg. The casino boasts two floors with the gaming floor spanning an area of 2000 square meters. There are more than 135 slot machines and 13 table games in the Casino Esplanade. Poker enthusiasts can find five live poker tables for an action-packed game. Casino Esplanade requires wearing a jacket in the live gaming area.