Betway becomes one of the first regulated online operators in Germany
23 January 2012 - The Betway Group announces that it has been granted a license by the state of Schleswig-Holstein, making it one of Germany’s first regulated online casino operators.
Under the new license, Betway.com will soon offer German players real-money online casino gaming. The Schleswig-Holstein license is the Group’s fifth along with Malta, Spain, Denmark and Italy.
The license issued to Betway was the only casino gaming license issued in the latest round and is only the 13th issued overall.
Richard Akitt, CEO of The Betway Group, said: “We are delighted to become one of the first online operators to be licensed in Schleswig-Holstein. Not only does it represent our position as a leader in the industry but it demonstrates the Group’s commitment to rapid expansion of the business across continental Europe.
“Over a million customers worldwide are enjoying our leading slots and casino games and we’re thrilled that German players will now be able to join them.”
The Schleswig Holstein licenses were introduced at the beginning of December following the success seen in neighbouring Denmark.
About The Betway Group
The Betway Group is a leading online gambling company with over 1.5 million customers worldwide. Established in 2006, The Betway Group has offices in London, Guernsey, Stockholm and Cape Town with its head office in Malta.
The Group aims to obtain licenses in every jurisdiction in which it operates as regulatory regimes are introduced. The Group currently has entities licensed in Malta, Spain, Denmark, Italy and Germany. The Betway Group is also a member of eCOGRA, an internationally accredited testing agency that ensures player protection with emphasis on fair and responsible gambling.
Its flagship brand, Betway.com, offers several products including an extensive sportsbook, poker and casino with over 500 games covering roulette, blackjack and slots. Betway offers a dedicated customer support team operating 24 hours a day seven days a week with assistance available in 17 languages via online chat, e-mail and phone. Betway’s casino and sportsbook are also available on all mobile and tablet devices.
For more information please contact:
Caroline Merrell or Jack Rich at Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Phone: +44 (0)20 7638 9571