Following yesterday’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the liberal gaming policy enacted by the state of Schleswig-Holstein does not damage the consistency of the stricter State Treaty on Gaming adopted by Germany’s other states, politicians in the northern state have called for sweeping changes to the country’s gambling legislation.

In a statement issued after the ruling, parliamentary secretary Hans-Jörn Arp of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and parliamentary leader Wolfgang Kubicki of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) called on the country’s member states to develop a new treaty based on that of Schleswig-Holstein.

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