The Finance Minister of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has spoken out against claims suggesting that the state will lose €60m as a result of joining the country's State Treaty on Gambling.

Finance Minister Monika Heinold dismissed the claims made by Christian-Democratic Unionist (CDU) Hans-Jörn Arp and parliamentary leader Wolfgang Kubicki of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), who had suggested that around €60m in sports betting taxes were being distributed to other states rather than being retained by Schleswig-Holstein.

“The German tax law is very complex, sometimes it is necessary to read deeper into the matter,” Heinold explained.

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