iGaming Business – Online gaming and betting provider mybet Holding has been named as one of the first group of operators to have been awarded a German sports betting licence by the Hesse Ministry of the Interior and Sport (HMDIS).

The licence, which will not be issued until September 18, will enable mybet to offer a sports betting service to players in the country.

The delay in the issuance of the licence is to allow those operators that had their applications turned down to pursue legal recourse in the hope of gaining a licence.

The German body is reported to have issued 20 federal sports betting licences to a host of both international and local operators.