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    The aim of the associations work is to bundle the respective interests of the individual members in order to achieve common goals. For this reason, the casinos in Germany are organized in associations.


    There are currently two interest groups representing the casinos.


    Deutscher Spielbanken Verband (DSbV)

    The DSbV represents the interests of the casinos, which are directly or indirectly sponsored by the federal states and currently operate a total of 35 casino locations in Germany


    Find out more information about the DSbV here:


    Bundesverband deutscher Spielbanken (BupriS)

    All private casinos in Germany are represented in BupriS, which, like Spielbank Berlin, are managed by private operators. The interests of a total of 34 casino locations are currently bundled in BupriS.


    Find more information about the BupriS here:


    Regardless of whether state or private: the high demands placed on the games offered and the security mechanisms apply equally to all German casinos.

    A game of Pharo, Johann Baptist Raunacher (1729–1771), Eggenberg Castle near Graz. Photo: By Joanneum - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

    Game of chance: A brief history

    Games of chance are as old as mankind itself and have always fascinated them. The game variants are diverse and numerous. And while many games have evolved over the past millennia, new games and game forms have been constantly reinvented, one feature has remained the same throughout time – placing a bet. This ensures the difference between board and entertainment games and the special attraction of gambling. A bet is required for every game participation and only “Fortuna” decides on the outcome of the game and thus on profit or loss.


    So that the course of the game and participation in the game is always safe and fair for everyone involved, games of chance may only be offered in strictly regulated areas, such as in casinos. These have the government’s mandate to guide people’s natural play instinct in orderly and safe channels and to ensure that the games offered are always offered in a transparent, controlled and professional manner.