The state of Schleswig-Holstein seems to be relentless when it comes to giving licenses to sport betting operators. This is because it hasn’t been a month since the first licenses were awarded by the Interior Ministry of the state, and yet, it awarded 4 more licenses to sport wagering operators. These four operators, according to Klaus Schliemann, the Interior Minister, were bet-at-home, bwin, Bet365 and Sportingbet. These licenses are already going into effect once they are awarded to the operators, and they will last for a whole 6 years before these operators have to renew their licenses.
Commenting on this, the Minister stated that these licenses are only given to operators who can prove themselves to be reliable and have a constant performance. This is why only the operators who proved these 2 things and provided the needed evidence were awarded the licenses. These four licenses when added to the previous two, makes a total of 6 licenses to sport wagering operators.
According to the Ministry, there are a total of twenty four operators that have applied for a license, and these operators are being examined and are actually under consideration. As for online casinos, there are seventeen operators who have applied for a casino gaming license.
On another note, the Ministry has announced the newest members who joined the board that will help the Ministry and the specified authorities in monitoring and licensing the operators. These names include Stefan Bock, Christa Limmer, Manfred Konitz-hair and Prof. Dr. Martin Nolte.