Gambling and Germany have a very old-tied relationship. It dates centuries back to the time of Ancient Roman soldiers. When Roman soldiers took over areas of Germany, they also brought ambling games with them. It was a habit for them.
Wherever they were about to attack a territory, they used to bet over whether they would capture the land or not. They made gambling habits spread all over Germany like a forest fire.
Germany is where one of the first casinos of the world was built in 1810. A unique fact about these was that females were allowed to bet in casinos, but the condition was a specific dress code and mask.
Betting kept running among players until 1872 when all gambling houses were closed down. The closing of these casinos made betting and gambling street games. More audiences came into betting games.
Land-based, in-house betting was banned until the 1950s. In the meantime, after World War II, all sorts of gambling became acceptable in Germany once again. It then became a respectable activity, but still, many hurdles and problems were faced by bettors.