Kindred ordered to withdraw from Norwegian market


The Borgarting Court of Appeal has ruled that Kindred Group brands must withdraw from Norway after losing an appeal against the Norwegian Gaming Authority.

Kindred Group operated in Norway, via its wholly owned Maltese subsidiary Trannel International Ltd and performed several changes in its offering to ensure compliance with the requirements set out by the Norwegian Gaming Authority (NGA) in the cease-and-desist order from 2019.

Despite of these changes and Trannel’s clear communication to the contrary, the NGA incorrectly claims that Trannel’s offering still targets Norwegian residents.

Kindred had previously applied for a gambling licence in Norway as the company wish to be an active part of Norwegian society and contribute through taxes, investments in sports, supporting NGOs.