Odd Molly founder Per Holknekt has filed a lawsuit to the Stockholm district courtroom towards Swedish gaming operator Kindred, demanding SEK 10m ($987,000/ £806,000/ €962,000) in damages.
Holknekt has struggled with playing dependancy over a lot of years, and argues that Unibet, the Kindred-owned operator, ought to have flagged his case and had safeguards put in place.
Over his 15-year wrestle with the dependancy Holknekt stated he wager a complete of SEK55m, shedding SEK26m at Unibet alone.
Holknet advised iGB that he accepts that each recreation he performed was his personal selection, however that nonetheless his dependancy was exploited by the operator.
Holknekt was bullish on the power of his case to iGB.
“We go into this course of with an excessive amount of confidence as now we have an expert information analyst group (due to GDPR), a robust authorized associate and countless witnesses and whistle-blowers from each in and out of doors of Kindred group and Kambi,” he stated.
“What now we have to this point is sufficient, but we are going to work across the clock to strengthen it.”
Holknet clarified that Kambi – which gives the sportsbook answer for Kindred – was not a topic of the lawsuit.
“This can hopefully be an extended course of, time will serve our authorized, PR and analysts completely. It is a case that may make a precedent for thus many others. And hopefully direct in the direction of inexperienced and humanly sustainable type of playing.”
Holknekt is a widely known anti-industry campaigner in Sweden.
Kindred company communications supervisor Jamie Abbey acknowledged the reporting of the lawsuit however didn’t elaborate additional.
“We’re conscious of the press reviews and haven’t any additional remark right now,” stated Abbey.
Kindred lately printed its Q2 monetary report which confirmed a steep decline in income as the corporate reeled from its short-term absence within the Dutch on-line gaming market.
The enterprise can also be at the moment exploring a possible sale of the corporate underneath stress from activist investor Corvex Administration.