05 March 2007

ifo Research Report on the German Sports Betting Market

In view of the Federal Constitutional Court’s decision of 28 March 2006 regarding the sports betting market, the report issued by the ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (Institute for Economic Research and Analysis) generates four scenarios describing how the German sports betting market could develop under different legal frameworks until 2010.

It addresses the different market operators – especially Oddset, foreign remote sports betting operators, stationary betting agents and horse-betting operators – separately. The scenarios are used as a starting point for the input-output analysis, which is used to assess added value-, tax-, and employment effects connected to the respective activity of the sector.

Auswirkungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichtsurteils zum Sportwettmarkt auf die deutsche Volkswirtschaft (The Effects of the Federal Constitutional Court’s Decision regarding the Sports Betting Market on the German Economy) by Lars Hornuf, Günter Britschkat, Robert Lechner, Dr. Gernot Nerb, ifo Forschungsberichte München: ifo Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, 2006; 51 S.; 40,- EUR. ISBN 978-3-88512455-9

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