New obstacles have emerged on the implementation of the New State Treaty for online gambling in Germany.
The state parliament of Schleswig-Holstein and the administration of North Rhine-Westphalia announced that they are not going to accept the proposed changes to the new law, that will regulate the new betting market.
The consequences of these two decisions are that the new State Treaty will not enter into force on 1 January 2018 as planned.
The reason is that the law requires that all German states ratify the proposals, something that seems highly unlikely.
It all appears like the new regulatory situation will remain as it is, till the German states find an agreement.
The EU-licensed bookmakers will operate as long as they respect the restrictions about advertising and the AML obligations.