State online casinos in Bavaria: a modern offer or a danger for players at risk of addiction? Experts express concerns. The opportunity to bet large sums of money on games such as poker, black jack, or roulette on the Internet is now being offered by the state for the first time.

The state office had already expressed its concerns in a statement on the latest amendment to the implementing law for the State Treaty on Gambling.Participation in the game is only permitted for players aged 18 and over who reside in Bavaria. Individual stake and loss limits, player bans, a ban on parallel games, and authentication procedures as well as an automated system for the early detection of players at risk of addiction are intended to ensure safe, responsible gaming. The Bavarian lottery and casino administration announced on Tuesday, April 16th that it would be the first state-run provider in Germany to open an online casino. It is a "modern, serious and safe gaming offering." The offer is a supplement to the nine casinos in the Free State.