Bad luck for gambling winner
The winner of more than 40,000 euros will not see his money for the time being. The online casino is based in Malta. According to the Frankenthal Regional Court, there is no claim to payment of winnings under German law.
The lucky winner of 40,000 euros has no claim to winnings payout against the Malta-based online casino under German law. This was the decision of the Frankenthal Regional Court (LG) (judgment dated February 10, 2022, Case No. 8 O 90/21), reported https://bollywood-casino.com/games/developer/ezugi/roulette.
A player from the Leiningerland had sought a profit of more than 40,000 euros at an online casino based in Malta. The 8th Civil Chamber of the Frankenthal Regional Court has now ruled in the legal dispute over the gambling credit consisting of the gambling stake and winnings that he cannot enforce the winnings in court, at least in Germany.
In Germany, the gambling treaty stipulates that public games of chance may only be organized with the permission of the competent authority. In the case of unlicensed games of chance or betting, the player has no enforceable claim to payment of the winnings achieved, according to the court. Maltese law is also not applicable, it said, as the specific online casino operation is aimed precisely at German consumers. The website is operated from Germany and can be accessed in German.
Players can demand a return of stakes
However, the player still has the option of reclaiming his gaming stake in the amount of 5,000 euros. As a result of the breach of the license obligation, the unauthorized gambling contract is void and the operator of the casino has no right to keep the amount wagered, according to the court's press release.
However, the player can seek his luck again in court. On the one hand, he can try to sue for his winnings before a Maltese court.
On the other hand, he has filed an appeal with the Palatinate Higher Regional Court in Zweibrücken, reported https://www.naijschools.com/learning-the-python-programming-language/. The decision is therefore not yet legally binding.