December 20, 2012

Schleswig Holstein issues 12 online licenses

A total of twelve online operators have all secured online gambling license approval in the German state of Schleswig Holstein. The twelve major gambling operators include,, Bet365 and PokerStars, each receiving six-year licences to offer casino and games to the residents of Schleswig Holstein.

A less than enthusiastic Interior Minister, Andreas Breitner, explained that whilst the issue was politically troubling for him, the state had an obligation to respect the existing law, which required that licensing be granted.

However, he again stressed that the intention of the current government is to repeal the existing Gambling Act & re-join the German Treaty.

How such a repeal will sit with the new licensees in legal terms, & for that matter the European Commission, remains to be seen.

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