Austrian gaming operator Betkick has claimed that its emergency petition, which last month saw the Higher Administrative Court of Wiesbaden deliver a damning verdict on Germany’s sports betting licensing process, has effectively derailed the whole process.

The operator filed a claim to protect its German business after the Hesse Ministry of Interior and Sport (HMDIS) named the 20 applicants it had selected for sports betting licences. In the ranking system used by the Ministry, Betkick had been ranked 21st, just missing out on a licence.

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