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Schleswig-Holstein

Until late January 2013, the German state of Schleswig-Holstein had been an outlier in the German online gaming market. While other states waited until 2012 to liberalize their online gaming laws, Schleswig-Holstein began the process in 2011.

In May 2011, Schleswig-Holstein's draft gambling law was ruled compliant by the European Commission (EC), paving the way for that state to pass a bill that summer with the potential of licensing to begin by fall. The bill regulated the industry in a fashion similar to other European regions and levied a 20% gross profit tax, allowed all online gaming products, issued an unlimited amount of licenses and included strict player protection methods.

In September 2011, Schleswig-Holstein became the first German state to pass new legislation for the regulation of online gambling. And it acted well before the other 15 German states. The legislation passed the state parliament by one vote. It allowed private operators to offer online sports betting services as well as poker and casino games, with the exception of roulette, blackjack and baccarat. It required the operators to be established in the European Union.

Operators seeking an online gaming license faced stringent requirements and had to produce extensive documentation to prove economic efficiency and transparency, as well as implement procedures for secure payment processing, to prevent money laundering and to prevent fraud.

The Gambling Act was enacted on 1 January 2012, allowing licensed businesses to officially launch from March 2012. Operators were issued six-year online gaming licenses beginning in March 2012 and had to pay a 20% tax on gross gaming revenue. There was no limit on the number of operators awarded licenses.

On 5 May 2012, Schleswig-Holstein issued the first seven online sports betting licenses to online betting exchange Betfair, JAXX subsidiary myBet, state lottery operator Die NordwestLotto, bet365, bwin.party, bet-at-home and Tipico.

On 26 July 2012, the Schleswig-Holstein government announced it would abolish its newly enacted online gambling act and join the German federal gambling treaty along with the other 15 states. Under the German federal gambling treaty, licenses for online casinos and online poker cannot be awarded, in order to protect the interests of the German state-owned online gambling monopoly.

On 24 January 2013, Schleswig-Holstein voted in favor of joining the German Interstate Gambling Treaty, which now has all 16 states joining the Treaty. The issuing of SH licenses has ceased, but the previously approved licenses remain in force and are valid for their six-year duration. That amounts to 23 sports betting licenses and 13 online poker licenses. As before, the operators can only offer online gaming to the SH market.

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German state Schleswig-Holstein approves online gambling law
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