The Administrative Court of Hessen has strongly criticised the implementation of Germany’s controversial iGaming licensing process, ordering the Hessen Ministry of the Interior and Sport (HMDIS) to reassess a previously rejected application by an Austrian operator.

The court addressed issues with the State Treaty on Gambling after upholding a request by an unnamed Austrian operator to be allowed to rejoin the licensing process. The company had seen its application rejected by the Hessen Ministry of the Interior and Sport (HMDIS), only for the court to issue an injunction allowing it to once again be put under consideration for a licence. The original application was filed by the operator in April last year.

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