Online betting and gaming giant bet365 has said that it is “extremely disappointed” after it failed in an attempt to temporarily suspend the Romanian gaming regulator’s decision to cancel its interim right to operate in the country.

The company's request to have its operating right temporarily restored, after it was revoked by the Oficiul Naţional pentru Jocuri de Noroc (ONJN) in October last year, was rejected by the Bucharest Court of Appeal this week.

bet365 is consulting with its legal advisors following the verdict, with a view to appealing the decision as soon as possible, but also stressed that the ruling related specifically to the temporary suspension - until the trial of its main appeal against the ONJN’s decision. 

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