Schleswig-Holstein issued its first online sports betting licences this week. Gaming Intelligence speaks to the new regulator and one of his first licensees, Jaxx, about what comes next in Germany.

Jaxx CEO Mathias Dahms was jubilant when Gaming Intelligence spoke to him yesterday afternoon (May 3rd). Jaxx’s myBet subsidiary was one of the first three recipients of a Schleswig-Holstein online gambling licence (along with Betfair and state lottery operator NordwestLotto).

There was only one problem. The regulator had sent the licence by snail mail. Dahms did not know what it allowed him to do. Most importantly, he was unsure if the licence restricted myBet to residents of Schleswig-Holstein or allowed it to take bets from Germany’s 15 other states.

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