Foreign Operators Can Apply For Online Casino Licenses

20 December 2012 – By Jane Spiegel

150€ Bonus from 888 Casino!
The most recommended
888 online casino on Internet

http://www.888.com

The German online casino industry has been the subject of numerous new regulations passed in this Member State of the European Union. Schleswig - Holstein, the northern German state that has stood out in Europe’s most-populous country for its pro-gambling state, in historic first, announced a first round of licenses for foreign operators. On this big breakthrough, twelve operators received licenses that allow them to offer a wide selection of online casino games including online poker, according to a press release. Online casinos must follow new regulations that contain clauses that protect players like informing players each hour on how much they have won or lost. The operators that received licenses in the first round includes important names in the online casino market like 888, Betfair, bet365, and many other top casino operators on the market.

Online casino enthusiasts in Schleswig - Holstein are excited about this new step but residents from the other 15 states will be soon celebrating as new regulations passed and they enable a limited number of sports betting licenses but maintain the ban on online poker. Schleswig - Holstein took the next step and moved ahead with its own regulations, and has now delivered 27 licenses – 12 today and 15 previous licenses to sports books. The new state government has promised to maintain its commitment to license-holders while also joining the federal regulations.

The Interstate Treaty on internet gaming which came into force on January 1, 2008, banned all forms of online casino gaming and betting in Germany. The exceptions from this rule were wagers on horse racing. But this stringent legislation violated European Union rules and for this reason, the European Gaming & Betting Association turned to the European Commission with the request to take action against the German legislation. Therefore, the European Court of Justice ruled in 2010 that the monopolized gambling industry in Germany has to be liberalized according to the EU laws. Schleswig - Holstein is the only German state that has already come up with their own gambling bill and starting this year online casino operators can apply for an online gambling license in this state.

Latest Casino News

Two years and going strong! The summit of igaming in Malta has gained a lot of traction since it kicked off in 2014, with big gaming operators joining  more...
Blackjack bonuses can be very advantageous to you, if you take the time to seek around and look for them.  more...
Getting some extra money to use for video poker will let you to try out some of new games and increase your winning possibilities.  more...
This is a great time for you to do some hunting around to see what bonuses the online casinos offer during the upcoming Christmas season.  more...
Christmas time is a great time of the year for getting some amazing bonuses and increase of your chances of winning.  more...
Microgaming has just released a new racing themed online casino game that will surely please all the players in need for speed  more...
Online gambling developer Microgaming is getting ready for Christmas time with a new themed game and great jackpots  more...
The online gambling giant 888 Casinos has just released several exciting new and special offers for their passionate online casino players  more...
Casino bonus whoring is applied to players who goes from site to site using up all the bonuses they are allowed then move onto the next casino.  more...
Online casinos have lower operating costs and they offer extremely lucrative and rewarding bonuses to entice you to become a member with them.  more...
            
Newsletter Subscribe
Register to our newsletter and receive casino news and bonuses!
Name:
E-mail:
Mansion Casino
Our Certificates
      
       
//http://blockadblock.com/blockadblock_basic_script.php