Any attempt to quickly fix Germany’s sports betting licensing process by doubling the number of available licences looks set to fail after a Wiesbaden court ruled that limiting the number of licences is illegal under European Union law.

The Fifth Chamber of the Administrative Court of Wiesbaden ruled that the body responsible for the licensing process, the state of Hesse, is obliged to award a licence to all applicants who meet the licensing criteria.

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