Norway in the News — Weekly Round-up for December 21, 2018

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Dec 21, 2018

Kindred Group To Take On Norwegian Apple App Store Ban

Files law suit against National gambling authority

Kindred Group has reportedly filed legal papers against the Norwegian gambling regulator, Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet for its part in having payment transfers blocked and its iOS app denied by the Apple App Store.

Kindred Group’s Trannel International Ltd subsidiary has filed the complaint, represented by top Norwegian legal firm Glittertind AS.

Kindred Group alleges its services have been unfairly targeted by Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet, leaving the company no choice but to pursue the legal avenues available to it.

The company alleges in its filing that the regulator ‘exceeded its power of attorney’ by sanctioning a restriction on its gambling apps by Apple while blocking of payment services was deemed an overreach in Lotteri- og stiftelsestilsynet’s regulatory conduct.

Norwegian Court Rules Against GIG

In dispute over alleged oral agreement

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) will mull its options in terms of an appeal against a recent Norwegian Court ruling that determined the company had entered into an alleged oral agreement with Euro TV AS for the transfer of Euro 3.4 million shares or alternatively remuneration of NOK4,000,000 plus interest during April 2015.

GiG denies the oral agreement saying the company “disagrees with the court’s ruling and will now assess whether to appeal the judgement together with its legal advisers.”

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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