Originally Posted by kikadell
So if this one German state changes its mind, Germany is gone? Fml
to be honest, i'm not up-to-date. But i doubt schleswig-holstein can back out of the law ("regulated and open market") and they already handed out some licenses.
They had elections. The former leading party is now opposition and the new cabinet wants to join the other 15 states. but IMO they can't pay the firms (kinda like 'payment of damages'), plus the state needs the money.
on july 1st the other 15 states passed the new 'glucksspiel staatsvertrag' ("state monopoly on gambling") but th European Union admonished it in the forefront (it's the 2nd staatsvertrag btw, the 1st one was also not EU-approved).
like i said, i'm not up to date, but i think right now this is the situation quo:
Originally Posted by knircky
Poker is illegal but no site cares.
in the worst case there can be a BF scenario, but i don't think it will happen. it's a long way, but i think there will be a regulated market.