Norway Once Again Pauses Kindred Fines

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This week Norway's gaming regulator Lotteritilsynet said that they'll once again stop issuing daily fines to operator Kindred, after having imposed fines of NOK1.198 million per day.

The fines were imposed following warnings from Lotteritilsynet to Kindred, demanding that they pull their service from the country back in September. Kindred declined, noting that they believe they're operating within EU regulations and that Norway's system is in violation. In October, Kindred said they'd stop actively targeting Norwegian players and the fines were paused, before being reinstated. Once again, it appears that Lotteritilsynet is ready to hit the pause button.

Kindred isn't actively targeting Norwegian players, as they've withdrawn language support and currency options from the country, but are passively accepting customers by allowing them to register and play.

Speaking to gaming publication iGB a Kindred Spokesperson said, "The Norwegian Gambling Authority has decided to postpone its daily fines on Kindred as it acknowledges that the company has adapted its operations in Norway according to the demands from the NGA.

"The Norwegian government has however confirmed that it is entirely legal for Norwegian customers to use the company's services. Kindred consistently works to operate its business in a professional manner, and fully according to all applicable laws and regulation."

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