The ruling coalition government of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein has said that it will only support the country's new State Treaty on Gambling if it provides effective protection to all gamblers, something which it views as impossible to achieve without legalising online poker and casino games.

The coalition government made up of the CDU, FDP and Green parties, supported by the AfD and SSW parties, voted overwhelmingly in favour of rejecting the proposed State Treaty last week, with only the Schleswig-Holstein SPD party voting in favour.

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