November 2022: Following Germany's State Treaty on Gaming coming into effect in 2021 and Rootz' successful licence application being approved in 2022, both the Wildz.de and Wheelzgames.de websites are now fully operational in the German market.
A complex, yet seamless, migration process has been necessary to see the two sites become fully compliant according to German operational regulations, which have significant requirements that differ to other regional markets. This migration process has taken several months to complete, with end-to-end input from dedicated teams at Rootz.
Meeting the regulated market challenge
The German State Treaty comes with strict guidelines for operators, requiring online gaming platforms to adhere to these at every touchpoint; these two brands have matched the high standards demanded by the German market, a milestone for this growing iGaming operator.
Regional and localised market regulation is on the rise within the iGaming industry, as countries seek to implement frameworks that govern which products and services may be made available within their markets, as well as to whom products are marketed; player protection and the protection of minors is a central focus of regulated gambling. These frameworks differ from market to market, requiring that online casino operators like Rootz adapt their products and services accordingly. This achievement within the context of the German licence indicates that Rootz is up for the challenge of meeting stringent local regulations, a promising development when it comes to reaching other regulated markets.
On the launch of Wildz.de and Wheelzgames.de, the numbers are already looking great, with German players enjoying legal access to German-speaking game providers, such as Merkur and Gamomat and their popular game titles, with plenty more world-class providers and games coming soon. Players in the German market can play with confidence given the strict consumer protection afforded by the terms of these licences.
Players can enjoy the convenience offered by widely-used payment methods such as VISA and Mastercard, with more options including PayPal expected to follow suit, as well as full access to exclusive features within the two platforms, such as Wildz's Levelz and Spinback and Wheelz's Wheel of Spins, allowing players to enjoy their gaming experience according to their preferences.
We look forward to welcoming players to our new and improved German sites, now fully operational under the DE licensing requirements.