The fourth anniversary of Germany’s State Treaty on Gambling passing into law arrived yesterday, with the German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) and Schleswig Holstein politicians marking the date with renewed calls for major changes to the country’s gaming legislation.

On December 15th 2011, the German Minister President signed the amended State Treaty into law following months of negotiations between federal states. The new regulations were designed to open up the country’s sports betting market, allowing 20 operators to secure licences.

Four years later however, said the DSWV, the federal states had failed to implement the legislation, creating regulatory chaos “on an unprecedented scale.”

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