Germany has finally set about overhauling its controversial State Treaty on Gambling, notifying the European Commission of proposed changes to the legislation to allow all eligible applicants to operate in the market.

The State Chancellery of Sachsen-Anhalt initiated the notification on behalf of all German states following the state Prime Ministers' decision in October to overhaul the current Treaty to remove the limit on the number of available sports betting licences and to explore the possibility of regulating online casino and poker.

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