Real Madrid In Trouble Over Bwin Sponsorship

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Austrian online gambling provider Bwin has been warned that a friendly soccer match between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt scheduled for August 12 in Germany could be suspended if its logo is not removed from the Spanish team’s shirts.

The warning came last week from the Interior Ministry for the central German state of Hesse. It referred to an October ruling from the local AdministrationCourtthat decreed private online betting operators such as Bwin were prohibited from advertising their services within the state.

The game has already sold out with a crowd of over 50,000 expected and the Interior Ministry hasordered