|Top level assessment
|Can you run prize draws in Germany?
(i.e. chance based promotion)
|Can you run competitions in Germany?
(i.e. skill based promotion)
|Is local registration required?
|Is regionalisation/translation required?
|Are there restrictions on prizes?
|Compliance feasibility and cost
|Highly feasible, low cost
Running a Prize Draw or Competition in Germany (Laws, Rules and Regulations)
Running a prize promotion campaign in Germany is relatively straightforward and can be achieved at low cost. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that any campaign is strictly compliant with German requirements.
Applicable German Laws around Prize Promotions
Criminal Code (Strafgesetzbuch—StGB)
Interstate Treaty on Gambling
German Act against Unfair Competition (Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb)