Sports Betting Operators Require No Connections with Online Casino Services to Apply for Sports Betting License in Germany

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Regional Council of Darmstadt in the German state of Hesse has issued the guidelines to apply for sports betting license in the country.

As per the new guidelines, the gambling operators seeking licenses for online sports betting in Germany will have to show that they are not associated with online casino operators or affiliates offering online casino products to locals.

The guidelines explicitly mention that the licensed online gambling operators in Germany would not be allowed to “operate or broker unauthorized gambling in Germany, either themselves or through affiliated companies, once the license has been granted.”

The federal gambling treaty which is approved in March allows the gambling operators to apply for a sports betting license in Germany. The licenses are expected to be issued in January 2020 and would be valid until the end of June 2021.

In June, the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) issued the country’s first federal blocking order to a payment service provider. The move was aimed at restricting the transactions between German gamblers and overseas online gambling sites.