After months of deliberation and reassessment of its gambling and sports betting regulatory framework, The Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sports (HMDIS) has awarded its first set of federal German sports betting licences.
The governing body confirmed that it had approved twenty sports betting operators who applied to the Hesse Ministry for permission to promote sports betting services under the HMDIS regulatory and governance framework.
The approved operators must now adhere to gambling and sports betting policies set out in the German State Treaty on Gambling – Glücksspielstaatsvertrag
The 20 approved operator’s sees domestic operators Digibet, Sportwetten, Oddsett and mybet receive their HMDIS licences. Foreign operators approved by HMDIS included UK betting operators Ladbrokes and Betfair, and Gibraltar based bwin.party.