A triumph for Tipico: Limiting of sports betting licenses violates EU law2016-04-25 12:00:24
Sports betting company Tipico filed a lawsuit with the courts in Wiesbaden, Hesse in Germany. Tipico argued that the federal state law of Hesse, which limits licenses for sportsbooks to 20 providers violates EU law.
The federal state of Hesse is responsible for issuing licenses to German providers of sports betting and decided, following a selection process which took two years, on twenty providers who can provide sports betting. Among these providers are Oddsett, the state-run Sportwetten GmbH and Cashpoint.