EC approval and another political election in May possible obstacles
Another unexpected turn in Schleswig Holstein online gambling regulations broke in the news which reported that licensing of what has been described as "many sports betting and gaming applicants” could be delayed by another three months.
An excellent summary of the German situation written on March 23 by Olswang legal expert Christoff Enaux suggests a possible delay of up to three months whilst the European Commission considers the proposed Schleswig Holstein monitoring arrangements.
Anticipated further political developments in Germany later this year may complicate the situation if the government falls back into the hands of the opposition SPD party. That could end Schleswig Holstein's independent approach to online gambling taking it back into the proposed interstate German Treaty supported by the 15 other German states.