Betkick and Betago secure German sportsbook licences

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Regional Council of Darmstadt Kaizen Gaming Betkick Sportwettenservice Betago Betkick can now legally offer betting via the domain. Originally founded in Austria, it was acquired by Kaizen Gaming, then Stoiximan, in July 2018. Vierklee’s challenge was later withdrawn.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Central and Eastern Europe Germany Betago, meanwhile, has secured retail and online licences for the market.  The pair’s licences mean that 23 brands have been approved to offer sports betting in Germany since October 2020, when the first licences were awarded.  Sports betting regulation Email Addresscenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting regulation Of the 23 licences awarded, 22 cover online betting, with Oddset, the state lottery-owned sportsbook business, the only licensee not to apply for an internet betting licence.  This came a month before the licensing process was brought to a halt by a legal challenge from Austrian bookmaker Vierklee, which claimed it was not being conducted in a fair and transparent manner.  23rd February 2021 | By Robin Harrison However, the number of approvals lags far behind the number of applicants. In February last year, the body responsible for licensing, the Regional Council of Darmstadt, said it had received 30 applications, with a further 20 operators signalling their intention to apply.  Stoiximan-owned Austrian operator Betkick Sportwettenservice and Malta-licensed Betago have become the latest operators to secure federal sports betting licences in Germany. A further 10 operators, including Austrian giant Novomatic and Germany’s Gauselmann Group, have secured retail licences alongside Oddset.  Betkick and Betago secure German sportsbook licenceslast_img