03 May 2012

First sports betting licenses in Schleswig-Holstein

by Martin Arendts, M.B.L.-HSG The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has issued several sports betting licenses to private operators. Licenses have been issued inter alia to Polco Limited, a subsidiary of Betfair, and to Personal Exchange International, a subsidiary of JAXX SE. A license was also granted to the former monopoly operator, Nordwestlotto. 23 more applications are pending. 14 applicants want to offer casino games (which also can be licensed under the Gambling Act of Schleswig-Holstein).