Greentube has announced that its StarGames online gaming entity is preparing for Germany market entry, and will apply for a nationwide licence in the country as new legislation comes into effect in July 2021.

As part of the preparations for its debut, StarGames is taking “all steps necessary” to ensure that its offering is compliant with guidelines and regulations introduced to promote social responsibility and to minimise gambling-related harm. 

These include a reality check functionality, five-seconds spin intervals, cooling-off periods, a monthly deposit limit, and stake and time limits, as well as a ban on autoplay and progressive jackpots.

“We’re very excited about being able to fully operate in the regulated German market, and for players across the whole of Germany to be able to enjoy the fresh StarGames”, explained Trevor De Giorgio, managing director of Greentube Malta

“We proved before in Schleswig-Holstein that we have the games, the technology, the knowhow and the security to offer players transparent, safe, top-quality gaming. While the new regulations certainly bring with them new challenges, we’re looking forward to once again delivering the best product and entertainment possible.”

In anticipation of the expansion in the newly regulated German online gaming market, the operator recently released a landing page, which allows those interested to stay up-to-date with the latest developments around the brand. The brand, owned by Greentube Malta, has prior experience in the German market through its licensed operations in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Greentube Malta, which will continue operating the brand, is currently applying for a Malta Gaming Authority licence, and will aim to add a German igaming licence as soon as such an opportunity is made available.

Laszlo Pados, brand manager at Greentube, added: “There’s still a long way to go until the German market opens next July, but we’re already working on a lot of exciting features to make sure that the new version of will be a true market leader in the eyes of our customers.”