Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

KSA and UKGC agree to collaborate on regulatory best practices

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has entered a ‘cooperation agreement’ with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The regulators will work together ‘to better support their respective supervisory tasks’ by sharing general information and exchanging regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing. Updating Dutch stakeholders, KSA chairman René Jansen stated that the organisations shared common goals in combating …

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LeoVegas to challenge Spelinspektionen ‘poor AML’ judgement

LeoVegas AB has launched an appeal against the SEK 2 million penalty (€200,000) issued by Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen related to “shortcomings in the work against money laundering and terrorist financing”. Spelinspektionen communicated that LeoVegas had failed to comply in ensuring the risk-based AML safeguards of Sweden’s ‘Money Laundering Act’.  The penalty notice specified that LeoVegas had failed to ‘risk …

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Swedish regulator accepts proposals but maintains some objections

The Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has accepted some proposals for further regulation of the country’s industry, but maintains objections to others. Notable recommendations made by the Swedish government’s ‘Gambling Market Inquiry’ in December 2020 included a tightening of advertisement regulations, including a call for a prohibition of advertising of casino games between 06:00 and 21:00. Coordinated by Social Democrat …

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bet365 issued SEK 1m penalty for taking bets on under-18 match 

Spelinspektionen has handed ‘Hillside Sports’ , the registered company of bet365 Sweden, a SEK 1 million (€95,00) penalty for taking bets on an under-18s football match. The sanction was issued in relation to a Sodra Västergötlands Fotbollförbund (Swedish southern district League) training match between Kronängs IF vs Mariedals IK which was played on 28 March 2020. Reviewing matchday line-ups, Spelinspektionen …

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Svenska Spel revamps agent commission models

Svenska Spel trials ‘coupon free’ paperless purchase as next retail innovation 

Svenska Spel has introduced a new sales commission model for its Swedish lottery and gaming agents, as it aims to keep its ‘retail products competitive’ amid changes to the country’s wider gambling marketplace. The new model marks the first commission change for Svenska Spel retail agents in the state-owned operator’s 30-year history serving as Sweden’s monopoly for gambling services.   2019 …

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Swedish market inquiry recommends toughest advertising and software controls

The Swedish Government has published the recommendations of the ‘Gambling Market Inquiry’ (‘Spelmarknadsutredningen’) related to further regulatory requirements governing Sweden’s re-regulated marketplace. The inquiry had been originally commissioned by former civil affairs minister Ardalan Shekarabi in the summer of 2018, as a requisite to Sweden launching its online gambling marketplace at the start of 2019, after which an independent inspectorate …

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Winning Post – Swedish black market inquiry deserves a better factsheet

Closing November, the Swedish government announced the launch of ‘Larsson Inquiry’ to review Sweden’s online gambling’s safeguards against the growing threat of black market actors.    Though welcomed by all market stakeholders, Regulus Partners states that Swedish igaming incumbents must provide better arguments on market threats beyond economic constraints or a repeat of poor outcomes will simply follow the inquiry. …

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Swedish consumer affairs agency highlights operator deficiencies on terms and conditions

Konsumentverket, Sweden’s consumer affairs agency, has issued a warning to licensed online gambling operators of their duties in ‘providing balanced and fair conditions to consumers’.  The agency stated that it had found ‘numerous shortcomings’ having undertaken a review of terms and conditions across 13 operators picked at random.   The operators reviewed by Konsumentverket were AG Communications, Bayton, Blue Star Planet, …

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Sweden launches ‘Larsson Inquiry’ on black market matters

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Gunnar Larsson, Director General of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, will lead an inquiry to safeguard Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace against black-market threats.    The appointment of Larsson was officially announced by Swedish Social Affairs Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, the lead advocate of recent ‘temporary player restrictions and controls’ that have ruptured Sweden’s online …

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Kindred hits out at proposed Swedish measures

Kindred Group hits out at proposed Swedish measures

The Kindred Group has slammed the proposals to impose further restrictions on the Swedish gaming market, with the CEO Henrik Tjärnström warning that the measures would be a ‘step in the wrong direction’. In a statement, Kindred expressed concern over a lack of ‘notable connection’ between the pandemic and rates of problem gambling. The operator also noted that ‘the government’s …

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