BETTING WORLD NEWS Kindred Group risks $6.3M fine in Poland 2 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 173 Kindred Group’s sports betting brand Unibet risks a fine of up to $6.3 million because of allegations that it targeted customers in Poland. Unibet does not have a license in Poland and was accused of breaching the rules by a local operator. Kindred Actively Targeted Polish Customers STS Gaming Group, which is the biggest gambling company in Poland, accused Unibet of illegally targeting Polish customers with its products. According to the Polish company, the Kindred subsidiary has been actively marketing its content to local audiences for years. The allegations say that Unibet provided gaming without consulting and receiving permission from the Ministry of Finance. STS Gaming Group also noted that the company illegally promoted its products and even marketed on shirts of foreign football clubs during their matches in Poland. STS Gaming emphasized that Unibet has a site in Polish that has been slyly changing its domain name to prevent being blocked by the Ministry of Finance. The Polish operator also implied that Kindred does not do enough for the protection of Polish citizens, unlike licensed companies. As a result of the alleged transgressions, STS Gaming Group launched a lawsuit against its foreign competitor. The Operator Faces a Fine of Up to $6.3M Zdzisław Kostrubała, a board member of STS Gaming, said that Unibet didn’t leave the market in 2017 as it said it would. Back then, Kindred ended its Polish license after the government imposed a 12% gross tax on turnover. Yet, Unibet still continued to take bets from Polish citizens, while its parent company continued maintaining a site in Polish. Because of that, the sportsbook is “evidently” in violation of the law, Kostrubała noted. Kindred reportedly risks a fine of $6.3 million for promoting its content to local customers, as well as an additional fine of up to $670,000 for offering gambling without a license or approval by the local regulator. In response to the lawsuit, the Warsaw District Court prohibited Unibet from marketing and offering its content in the country and appealed to legal companies to oppose the offshore brand. Kostrubała praised the court for this decision and said that he hopes Unibet will comply without the need for further legal action. Meanwhile, offshore companies claim that the Polish government is strongly favoring local operators, which infringes EU competition laws. Because of that, the European Commission asked Poland to update its approach to online gambling. In other news, Kindred was slammed with a fine by Sweden’s gambling authority because of AML shortcomings. The group promised to do better. Source: gamblingnews.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Fine, Kindered Group, Poland, STS Continue Reading Previous Fantasy football tournament launched in KenyaNext The future of the Asian gambling market: plenty of pros, nearly no cons More Stories BETTING SOUTH AFRICA SIS, Kiron Interactive in Africa partnership 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING WORLD NEWS Bookmaker 1xBet denies problems with license and connection with Russia 2 days ago Samuel ONLINE WORLD NEWS TVBET enhances its iGaming footprint through St8 partnership 3 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS Black Edition is back for Novomatic 4 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Playtech to deliver €400m EBITDA for 2022 5 days ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE WORLD NEWS Technamin appoints Hmayak Manukyan 5 days ago Samuel BETTING TANZANIA Betting firm employs 142 Tanzanian youths 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING SOUTH AFRICA Betfred SA denies it owes Joburg City Power over R3m in unpaid lights bill 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING TANZANIA Parimatch Tech becomes GR8 Tech 6 days ago Samuel EXPERTS WORLD NEWS What Will Be The Future of Sports Betting Around The World? 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Why Ghana Must Widen the Distance Between Sports Betting and Education Centres 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.