Frieder Backu

Schleswig-Holstein vs. the other Federal States of Germany – Agreement on new Gambling Law?


The present Interstate Gambling Treaty expires at the end of 2011. Therefore and since the present legislation has been criticized severely by the European Court of Justice the Federal States of Germany have to establish a new gambling law.

Therefore the conference of the Laenderministers was eagerly awaited. The main results of the conference were made public on October 28, 2011. As expected the outcome does not seem breathtaking. Instead it appears that the legal chaos which has been in place for several years will continue in 2012:

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