The Ministry of Interior and Sport of the German state of Hesse (HMDIS) has published a new draft State Treaty on Gambling as it continues to lead efforts to establish a viable regulatory framework for gambling in Germany.

Publication of the draft bill comes ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of Germany’s state Minister Presidents, with Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth explaining that his state released the draft now to ensure it goes through the appropriate legal channels.

The Minister said that the key goals of the existing State Treaty, such as the protection of minors and combating gambling addiction, cannot be achieved in the Treaty's current form, or by making amendments to the legislation.

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