The Interior Minister of the German state of Hesse, Peter Beuth, has reaffirmed his commitment to fighting for an overhaul of Germany’s gambling laws, arguing that an end to the current licence cap and product restrictions is the only way to ensure a functioning market.

Beuth said that selective changes to the existing State Treaty on Gambling, which currently favours certain states, will not resolve the legislation’s fundamental problems. Hesse may strike out on its own to establish a viable framework if these fundamental problems continue to be ignored, he said.

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