The State Treaty on Gaming pursues the following objectives, among others: Preventing and combating gambling addiction, preventing the emergence of a black market in gambling, steering the gambling instinct in an orderly and supervised manner, protecting young people and players, preventing fraud, and also protecting the integrity of sporting competition when organising and brokering sports betting.
In order to better achieve these objectives, the State Treaty prohibits the organisation and brokerage of public gambling without a licence.
The advertising of public gambling on television and the internet is also generally prohibited; however, exemptions may be granted upon application.
The gambling supervisory authorities have the task of monitoring the fulfilment of the public law obligations associated with the State Treaty on Gambling and of working towards ensuring that the organisation or brokering of unauthorised gambling and the advertising thereof do not take place. To this end, they may issue the necessary orders in individual cases within the scope of their jurisdiction.
The competent gambling supervisory authorities in Bavaria are the municipalities, the district offices, the governments and the State Ministry of the Interior, for Sport and Integration as security authorities.
The Government of Middle Franconia is responsible throughout Bavaria with regard to telemedia; in particular, it monitors the prohibition of organising and brokering public gambling on the internet.