The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has issued its first three online sports betting licences to online betting exchange Betfair, JAXX subsidiary myBet, and state lottery operator NordwestLotto, with licences for casino and poker expected to be issued later this year in summer.

“Stringent requirements ensure that only serious and commercially viable enterprises are allowed in the market,” said Klaus Schlie, Schleswig-Holstein’s Interior Minister.

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