Confusion continues to reign in Germany regarding the legality of the State Treaty on Gaming, where more than thirty appeal cases by private operators are currently before the Berlin courts alone.

In the past months the Berlin Administrative Court has questioned the lawfulness of the Treaty with respect to constitutional and European legislation, while last week the Higher Administrative Court said private operators should continue to be prohibited from offering their services, pending its final ruling on the matter.

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