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Cherry AB And Norway In Legal Battle

Internet betting firm Cherry AB and the European country of Norway are continuing their legal battle which began in 2011 and resulted in an injunction being placed against the gaming operator.

The case is scheduled to be continued next week and covers the injunction that was put into order against Cherry and its ability to market and offer games to citizens of Norway through EuroLotto.com.

Cherry AB's CEO Emil Sunvisson said that his company's position is that the injunction is invalid because the block was set against Cherry's site in AB and that it violates European law that protects free movement of good and services.

Commenting on the issue Sunvisson said: "I understand that the Norwegian monopoly fears the competition from the great success of EuroLotto. However, the whole situation is very strange. The Norwegian government unjustly tries to protect the monopoly and hinder Norwegian players from choosing private operators that offer the same services offered by the state through Norsk Tipping."

"I am also very surprised that the injunction is directed to Cherry AB in Sweden , I can guarantee that neither myself, nor any of the other three employees at Cherry AB, organize any lotteries. I look forward to a ruling on this issue."

Cherry AB is licensed in Malta where it also holds the lottery in question.

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