The Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt has confirmed Anne Poggemann’s appointment as the first officer of the new German gambling supervisory authority, ‘Glücksspielaufsicht.’
The state of Saxony-Anhalt was awarded the rights to house Germany’s first federal gambling supervisory unit last year, enforcing the Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) regime’s licence duties, market rules, and compliance obligations.
On July 1, Germany’s re-regulated gambling market became live, with all 16 federal states opting to follow GlüNeuRStv’s legislation, bringing an end to a 12-year debate over German gaming’s nationwide application.
Poggemann, a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), will manage the agency in Saxony-Anhalt after previously serving as the State Secretary for Sport. After serving as an executive of Germany’s Financial Conduct Authority, the new appointee offers further federal-level experience to the post.
Saxony-Anhalt announced Poggemann’s appointment, saying it had picked its top legal expert to serve as Glücksspielaufsicht first officer, recognising the high-pressure duties of interpreting and applying GlüNeuRStv regulations across Germany’s federal states.
The state of Saxony-Anhalt has been given a year to build its Glücksspielaufsicht agency, with the goal of taking full control of the GlüNeuRStv by July 2022.
Poggemann has been tasked with assembling the supervisory unit’s first executive team, which will oversee a workforce of 110 people who will monitor industry standards, player safety, and operator behaviour.