Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

William Hill Swedish subsidiaries ordered to pay fines on reporting failures

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate – has notified that the William Hill subsidiaries of Evoke Gaming and Mr Green Limited have received fines totalling SEK 1.45 million (€140K). The fines concern the subsidiaries failure to match the inspectorate’s standards on key operator reporting duties. “The companies have for a long time had shortcomings in their reporting and what has been …

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Swedish GGR climbs 6% YoY in Q1 2022 but falls from year end figures

The Swedish betting and gaming industry’s post-lockdown recovery has continued in the first quarter of the year, as total revenue reached SEK 6.5 billion (€6.2m). A 6% increase on Q1 2021, the quarter saw Sweden’s 66 licensed sports betting and casino operators collect wagering revenue of SEK 4.1 billion (€392m), a rise of 4% on the previous year according to …

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Betway loses appeal against €10k Swedish fine

Betway’s appeal against a fine imposed by Sweden’s gambling regulator, the Spelinspektionen, has been rejected by the Administrative Court in Linköping. The Super Group sports betting and gaming brand’s case to the court was ‘rejected in its entirety’ by the court, upholding the SEK 100,000 (€9,800) fine imposed on the firm by the Swedish Gamlbling Inspectorate.  Spelinspektionen imposed the financial …

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Mr Green sees SEK 30m Swedish AML penalty appeal rejected 

Mr Green has had its appeal against Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen rejected by the Administrative Court of Linköping. Last Summer, William Hill’s European online gambling subsidiary was fined penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen for ‘failing to comply with due diligence and AML duties in order to protect customers’. Spelinspektionen ordered Mr Green to pay a SEK 1.5 …

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Swedish Administrative Court upholds penalties against operators

Following deliberations, the Administrative Court in Linköping, Sweden, has rejected appeals from three separate operators. Online casino providers Casinostugan, ComeOn and Snabbare, were appealing to the court to overturn fines levied against them for duty of care failures, and each case was rejected ‘in their entirety’ by the court on 28 April. A fourth firm, Hajper, was treated with slightly …

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Swedish inspectorate to begin May trials of Spelpaus 2.0 self-exclusion system

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has informed licensees that it will undertake a ‘testing phase’ of Spelpaus – Swedish gambling’s centralised self-exclusion scheme and customer database during the month of May. A pilot phase is required as Spelinspektionen has procured a new systems supplier to operate Spelpaus.se, charged with delivering comprehensive upgrades. At the start of the year, Spelinspektionen alerted Swedish …

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Swedish Treasury puts forward consumer recommendations to Spelinspektionen

Regulation of the Swedish gaming market has improved the condition for achieving the overarching goals set by parliament, asserts Sweden’s State Treasury, upon delivery of a final report looking at the country’s digital ecosystem. These ambitions include that the gaming market should be under public control, have strong consumer protection and protect revenue from gaming for associations and the state. …

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Swedish daily newspaper escapes regulatory penalties for betting infractions

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has decided to take no further action against daily newspaper Aftonbladet Hierta AB, after the firm made corrections to offset betting licensing infractions.  An investigation was launched by the Inspectorate into Aftonbladet in June 2021 due to the firm offering “manager competitions” for a fee, with the objective of the probe to conclude whether this …

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Bayton fined €3k by Swedish regulator for failure to report board change

Bayton has been fined by the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen, for failure to report a change in its Board of Directors.  According to Swedish licensing requirements, all operators active in the country’s betting and gaming market must inform the Spelinspektionen of any departures or additions to their boardrooms.  An investigation into Bayton – which operates the JackpotCity, Ruby Fortune and …

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Swedish Inspectorate backs loss limits as future bulwark against problem gambling

The introduction of loss limits and restrictions on bonus offers across all betting verticals would be a preferable option “in case of future crisis”, according to the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen. Publishing its interim report into the impacts of temporary limitations on online betting and gaming during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inspectorate acknowledged both strengths and weaknesses in the provision …

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