Entain Gets German Poker License

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Gaming operator Entain has announced that they've been granted a series of gaming licenses in Germany, and has become the first operator to get a license to offer online poker in the country.

The licenses were granted by the state of Saxony-Anhalt, and saw Entain granted a total of five licenses. This will allow Sportingbet, Ladbrokes, and bwin to all offer online casino games in the country, and there'll be two of the sites offering poker services to players. The licenses will last for five years.

Regarding the licensing Entain Chief Governance Officer Robert Hoskin said, "We're delighted to now have our licences for gaming and poker services in the regulated German market, enabling us to offer and market them to our customers.

"It is an important and welcome step towards achieving the goal of a fully regulated online betting and gaming market in Germany. Only through such regulation and its enforcement will we avoid the reality of customers going to the black market where there are none of the safeguards that reputable operators such as Entain guarantee."

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