Following state elections in Schleswig Holstein, on Sunday June 3, 2012, the former opposition of the SPD, the Greens and the SSW, came to an agreement:
"The aim of the state government is to achieve a federal regulation of gambling and for Schleswig-Holstein to join the Interstate Treaty. The state government will examine how lifting Schleswig-Holstein’s Gambling Act is possible without having to pay compensation and how it is possible to stop the licensing process through a law amendment in line with the competition law."
“We will aim to sell our casinos. During the privatisation it will be taken into consideration that there will be no opening towards the online market [for online casino games], that the rights of the employees are respected and that the planned loss in taxes is critically examined.”
What it means in practice is unknown. No compensation and compliance with competition laws are to big hurdels that will be hard to avoid.