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mybet receives casino and poker licence in Schleswig-Holstein

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19.12.2012 / 17:32

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mybet receives casino and poker licence in Schleswig-Holstein

- mybet subsidiary PEI Ltd. receives one of the first licences
- Gaming can be offered at mybet.de in future
- Already licensed sports betting product range to be broadened

Kiel, December 19, 2012 - PEI Ltd., which is part of mybet Holding SE
(Deutsche Börse, Prime Standard, ISIN DE000A0JRU67), is among the first
companies to have been granted a licence for the organising and marketing
of online gaming in Schleswig-Holstein.
mybet was issued with the permit today by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry
of the Interior. On its website the Ministry of the Interior has published
a list of 12 companies from all over Europe which can now offer online
gaming in Schleswig-Holstein.

What this means for mybet is that attractive games for German customers can
be added to the existing product range, within a secure regulatory
framework. The platform mybet.de that is licensed in Schleswig-Holstein
will soon be able to host poker and casino games alongside sports betting,
for which it already received a licence back in May.

Mathias Dahms, Management Board spokesman of the Kiel-based mybet Holding,
declared: 'This is great news for us all! mybet Holding was established in
Schleswig-Holstein, and is therefore especially proud to be among the first
to be granted a licence. It's also good news for our customers because they
can now use a product range licensed and regulated in Germany.
Schleswig-Holstein has created a legal framework for gaming that rates as
pioneering in both German and European terms. The hurdles that have to be
taken in securing a permit are the toughest around, and we needed to pull
out all the stops to obtain this licence. Schleswig-Holstein is the only
German state to have understood how to go about drafting legislation that
complies with both European law and German constitutional law, while also
giving equal weight to the interests of players, providers and the state.
It remains to be seen whether the ban on gaming following the passing of
the State Treaty on gaming by the other federal states will survive. We
expect the market in Germany to experience liberalisation in future.'


About mybet:
mybet Holding SE (formerly JAXX SE), established in 1998, is a financial
holding company with holdings in companies in the European gaming industry.
mybet Holding SE currently holds interests in companies in Germany,
Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Gibraltar and Malta. mybet Holding SE has
its headquarters in Kiel. The group's focus is on the products sports
betting, casino and poker, which are offered on the Internet at
www.mybet.com and www.mybet.de as well as in betting shops. The shares of
mybet Holding SE have been listed on Deutsche Börse since 1999 under ISIN
DE000A0JRU67.

Contact:

Stefan Zenker
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Tel. +49 40 8537 8847
Fax +49 40 8537 8830
email: stefan.zenker@mybet.com
Web: www.mybet-se.com


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Language:    English                                               
Company:     mybet Holding SE                                      
             Jägersberg 23                                         
             24103 Kiel                                            
             Germany                                               
Phone:       +49 40 85 37 88-0                                     
Fax:         +49 40 85 37 88-30                                    
E-mail:      ir@mybet.com                                          
Internet:    www.mybet-se.com                                      
ISIN:        DE000A0JRU67                                          
WKN:         A0JRU6                                                
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);      
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München,  
             Stuttgart                                             
 
 
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