Regulation of the sports betting market in Germany is commissioned by the state governments. Now the state of Hessen announced first prohibition orders.
According to the information from F.A.Z, the sport betting providers, who do not want to apply the registration and verification process will be banned by the regional authorities in Darmstadt.
The current state treaty for games and betting will expire next year. Since sports betting is also being offered in online platforms next to online games such as poker and roulette, there are ongoing negations about the regulations. However, the other states have also agreed that Hessen should operate for their licensing nationwide. Providers of sports-betting and horse races, therefore, have to apply for a license in Darmstadt, otherwise, there will be charges with criminal consequences accordingly.