Norway Gambling Regulator to Reinstate Daily Fines Against Kindred

Changes made by Kindred subsidiary Trannel said to be 'insufficient'

by - Monday, November 21st, 2022 1:58

Norway Gambling Act

Norwegian gambling regulator, Lotteritilsynet has announced that it will recommence daily fines against Kindred Group and its local subsidiary Trannel International.

Earlier in September, Lotteritilsynet warned Kindred that it would face fines of  NOK1.198m (€113,930) for every day Trannel continued to operate in Norway.

This was due to come into effect three weeks after it was announced. However, when Kindred stated that Trannel would cease operations in Norway as a gesture of goodwill — the company maintained that it was legally allowed to operate. The company did not cease operations but instead took some measures that Kindred believes are sufficient. These include removing Norwegian language options and removing any Norwegian flags or emblems and changing to a non-Norwegian name.

The fines are due to restart as the regulator maintains that Kindred is still allowing Norwegian players to access its platform.

Kindred has applied for a license to operate in Norway despite the clear fact that only two operators are currently allowed in the country — state-owned Norsk Tipping and private trust Norsk Rikstoto.

Thomas Nielsen

Gambling industry journalist with a background in online poker and trading. Covering the regulated U.S Sports industry and the exciting world of online poker.

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