The 3rd amendment to the German State Treaty on Gambling (Glücksspielstaatsvertrag = GlüStV) entered into force on 1 January. This new law removes the cap for licences during the so-called experimental phase for sports betting, which runs until 30 June 2021.
The competent gambling licensing authority of Hesse, the Darmstadt Regional Council (Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt), has already published the minimum licensing requirements that need to be fulfilled to qualify for a licence.
In a notice of 2 January 2020, the authority informed that applications may be submitted by post or e-mail. The licence is granted on the condition that the applicant meets the minimum requirements. The licensing procedure is not subject to any deadlines and further information, including a list of FAQs, is available on the website of the authority.