The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia voted this week in favour of joining the State Treaty on Gaming, with a final favourable vote in Schleswig-Holstein also edging closer, ending the possibility of a fractured gambling market in Germany.

The North Rhine-Westphalia parliament voted Wednesday in favour of joining the State Treaty, with the CDU, FDP and Pirate parties loosing out in a vote against the ruling SPD/Green coalition.

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