Court Case Against Kindred Dismissed

A lawsuit against gaming operator Kindred Group brought on by fashion designer Per Holknekt has been dismissed by the District Court of Stockholm, bringing an end to the case.

Holknekt sued Kindred two years ago, seeking to recoup SEK 10 million in gambling losses he had with the company's Unibet brand before Sweden regulated online betting in 2019. He claimed the company targeted him heavily and encouraged him to gamble, despite knowing of his addiction. Holknekt claims to have deposited over SEK 55 million to the company and lost more than SEK 26 million.

The court dismissed the case, noting that Holknekt didn't have an agreement with Kindred, but rather Unibet International. The court also raised doubts as to whether the claim that Unibet was operating before the Gambling Act of 2018 would carry water. Jurisdiction was another issue, as Kindred is registered in Malta.

In addition to losing the case, Holknekt was ordered to pay SEK 2 million in legal fees.

No comment from either party was available at press time.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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