The failure of the German State Treaty on Gambling is clear for all to see, even if this understanding is yet to translate into meaningful action. But the latest move by the state of Hesse may finally bring about change.

More than four years have passed since the State Treaty of Gambling came into force, and it has proved totally ineffective. Operators, legal experts and commentators have raked over its failures many times but we are yet to see the federal government make any meaningful push for change.

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