|After being arrested last week by Dutch police serving a French warrant, Petter Nylander, the Chief Executive Officer of Sweden’s Unibet, has announced that he will travel to France tomorrow to secure his release.|
Detained at Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport, Nylander said that he would appear in Paris before the French judge who issued the warrant for violations against the nation’s 19th Century gambling monopoly laws.
“This is a very complicated legal process and we will, of course, follow the instructions from the authorities,' said Ragnar Hellenius, acting Chief Executive Officer for the Stockholm-based firm. 'We take for granted that when Petter is finally on French soil on Wednesday the judge will release him. For us, Petter’s release is most important and we are working with the authorities to facilitate this process.”
French gambling monopoly Française Des Jeux stated last week that Nylander was arrested for refusing to attend an interview requested by French authorities to question him regarding charges laid last year.
France is also expected to submit its regulatory proposals on online gaming to the European Commission by Wednesday, which will be considered to determine whether these are proportionate and non-discriminatory and comply with European Union trade regulations.