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Norwegian Chess Federation rejects Kindred sponsorship

8th July 2019 8:48 am GMT
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The Norwegian Chess Federation has voted against a proposed five-year sponsorship deal with gaming operator Kindred Group.

The agreement would have contributed NOK10.0m (approx. €1.0m) annually to Norwegian chess while putting the federation at odds with Norway’s state-owned gaming monopoly operator.

The federation voted to reject the sponsorship agreement Sunday by a margin of 132 to 44.

The contentious sponsorship proposal had sparked months of debate among members and prompted the Norwegian gambling regulator to warn the federation [...]

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