Worst of 2012 in iGaming News
4. Schleswig Flip-Flop
European Union gaming regulators found some unexpected allies in the Schleswig-Holstein Parliament this year when lawmakers introduced an operator-friendly licensing plan. The renegade German state had already started issuing licenses when shifting political sands brought the party to an end. By the end of the year, the dream had died and Schleswig was back on board with the tax-heavy Federal gaming treaty. Free trade proponents weren’t too happy about the new plan, but there wasn’t much they could do. In a year when politicians offered disappointment by the barrel, Schleswig-Holstein’s attempts at opening up their gaming space to market competition should be commended.