Kindred Sues Norway's Gaming Regulator

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Internet betting firm Kindred announced this week that it is suing Norway's gaming regulator, Lotteritilsynet, alleging that the group illegal attempted to block Kindred from operating in the country.

The lawsuit alleges that Lotteritilsynet shouldn't have been allowed to block payments from the company to players, and that it was wrong for them to block access to the Apple App Store for the country. Kindred contents that this is beyond the scope of what a gaming regulator can do, and they're seeking a restraining order to keep the government body off their back.

Speaking about the matter Kindred attorney Anders Ryssdal said, "These operations are organised outside Norway in full compliance with local laws. Norwegian customers, who access these [online] games from Norway, are also fully entitled to take part in such activity. Still, Lotteritilsynet attempts to restrict both Kindred and its customers with unlawful means."

The regulator has until January 23rd to file a response, and the ordeal is expected to be resolved by autumn of next year.

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20 December 2018 - 7:41pm
#1 would take almost a full year for that case to be resolved...

Without knowing all of the facts and at least from the Kindred statement quoted here I think they have the right to be unhappy with the situation and the way they've been treated by the local gambling regulator.