Following September’s announcement that the European Court of Justice (ECJ), had not reviewed the Hesse Ministry’s German sports betting regulations. The Hessian Administrative Court has moved to completely overhaul the proposed national framework.
Facing further delays and pressure from numerous political, sporting and business stakeholders, the court has moved to clear the framework’s review process, stating that its regulatory make-up of limiting German betting licenses to twenty operators as unconstitutional.
The court detailed that it would be more effective for German law-makers to re-start the framework, with transparent regulatory and business concessions recommended by Wisebaden Courts who had reviewed Hesse Ministry proposals.
German news sources have detailed that the courts actions have gained popular support from ministers, Hesse Court speaker Mathias Dahms welcomed the courts actions
“The Hessian Administrative Court has now smashed the State Treaty on Gambling. The sports betting providers have operated over the years an enormous effort to participate in the licensing procedure and to finally get legal certainty and fair competition in Germany. At the same time, we have paid more than half a billion euros of betting taxes to the countries. With today’s decision the back Betting licenses, to which we have all been working, in the distant future. ”
“We need urgently a constructive dialogue on a gambling legal paradigm shift in Germany. The regulatory chaos must end. The Hessian state government has just presented a reasonable basis for discussion. “