Betkick and Betago gain German sports betting licences

A total of 23 brands have gained German sports betting licences.
A total of 23 brands have gained German sports betting licences.

The new approvals come after the German sports betting licensing process appeared to have stalled.

Germany.- The Regional Council of Darmstadt has approved two new sports betting licences in Germany.

It had granted federal sports betting licences to Kaizen Gaming’s Betkick Sportwettenservice and Malta-licensed Betago.

Betago has secured both retail and online licences for the German market. 

Betkick, which was founded in Austria and acquired by Stoiximan (now Kaizen Gaming) in 2018, will be able to offer licensed sports betting through the domain.

The news comes after sports betting operators called for Germany to resume its stalled licensing process.

23 brands licensed to offer sports betting in Germany

A total of 23 brands have now gained approval to offer sports betting in Germany since Darmstadt began to award German sports betting licences in October.

Of those, 22 include online betting while 10 operators have gained retail licences.

The number remains some way behind the 30 applications that Regional Council of Darmstadt said it had received last year.

The licensing process was initially held up because of a legal challenge from the Austrian bookmaker Vierklee which was later withdrawn. 

Darmstadt began issuing licences in a flurry of activity in October and early November but the process then seemed to have stalled again.

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