Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV), the German sports body, has made an appeal to its members to refrain from taking any wagers whatsoever on any amateur football leagues due to the fact that the operator wishes to set an example in supporting sports integrity and social responsibilities in an attempt to initiate dialogue between sports associations and regulatory bodies.
Mathias Dahms, the President of the Deutsche Sportwettenverband, has also once again made an urgent request to legislators calling on them to end any legal uncertainty with regard to sports betting licenses, which has now been in limbo for a period of over two years.
Dahm is endeavoring to see an end to the “booming black market” and would like to see it being replaced with goal orientated consumer protection.
In a recent statement to the press, Dahms continued to say that it is with great concern that they are observing a growing black market at the moment. He added that it is very unfortunate that it is only a logical consequence to the German licensing chaos where, it is not only consumers and reputable suppliers that suffer, but also the State.
Dahms also said that without having a legally valid license, their hands are tied and that if it were not for this fact, they would have immediately initiated legal action against any illegal vendors themselves.