Norway Regulator Warns Trannel with €120,000 Daily Fines

Trannel, the parent company of Unibet, Maria Casino, Bingo, and other iGaming brands, could be slapped with €120,000 Daily Fines after Lottstift, the Norwegian Lotteries Authority found it offering unlicensed gambling services in Norway.

In a press release, the gaming authority issued a warning to Trannel International, a subsidiary of Kindred Plc., that it will sanction the operator with financial penalties of NOK 1.2 million (€120,000) daily if it does not stop its illegal gambling activity in Norway.

Lottstift had first warned the company to block Norwegian players' access to its sites in April 2019. However, Trannel responded by appealing to the Ministry of Culture and the Lottery Board. The appeal was not upheld, and the deadline slated for Trannel to comply with Lottstift's order expired on 12th March 2020.

Trannel also took the decision to the Oslo District Court to challenge the validity of Lottstift's decision. However, the regulator and the two appellate bodies rejected the company's request to defer the implementation of the decision until the District Court has ruled on the case, which is expected to be heard in Oslo District Court around May 2022.

Atle Hamar

We take it seriously that the illegal gambling offer has not yet ended. Therefore, the Norwegian lotteries authority warns that we will now make a decision on a coercive fine if Trannel does not stop offering illegal gambling in Norway.

Atle HamarGeneral Director of the Norwegian Lotteries Foundation

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