Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

Kindred challenges Spelinspektionen penalty on player incentives

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has become the latest to fall foul of Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen’s rules on customer bonusing and incentives. Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it has issued Kindred a fine totalling SEK 100 million (€9m) following an inspection undertaken across its Swedish brand portfolio. The regulator stated that Kindred’s flagship Unibet brand, as well as subsidiaries Maria Casino, …

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ATG warned by Swedish regulator over bonus ‘violation’

Sweden’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has issued a warning to ATG regarding a number of technical issues which allowed players to receive bonus offers on multiple occasions. In February, the operator sent a letter to Spelinspektionen informing the regulator of the issue. Under Sweden’s Gambling Act of 2018, licensees are prohibited from offering players a bonus offer multiple times. The operator …

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Spelinspektionen steps in over Enlabs inactivity

Spelinspektionen, Swedish gambling’s regulatory inspectorate, has warned Entertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) that it could move to revoke its licence due to a lack of activity recorded within a re-regulated Swedish marketplace. Enlabs has been given a 1 July 2020 deadline to begin operating gaming activities in Sweden, after the regulator issued its demand. Responding to the warning, Baltic facing Enlabs has …

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BOS Sweden submits response to Spelinspektionen bet-type proposals

A document co-authored by Swedish online gambling trade association BOS and industry market intelligence firm H2 Capital has urged regulator Spelinspektionen to rethink wagering restrictions designed to counter sports manipulations. It was submitted to Spelinspektionen as part of the regulator’s stakeholder consultation on safeguarding Swedish sports integrity and protecting Swedish sports from manipulation. The consultation launch followed the publication of …

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Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer

Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has had its latest attempt to revive its flagship Ninja Casino property within Sweden rejected by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. Spelinspektionen governance is reported to have blocked the transfer of Ninja Casino’s SE domain to Global Gaming marketing partner Viral Interactive. A marketing services provider, Viral Interactive had applied to secure the Ninjacasino.se domain under the management …

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Spelinspektionen demands tightening of Sweden’s AML codes

Issuing a market update, Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen detailed that it has requested specific amendments to be introduced to Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) approved measures and protections against money laundering. Spelinspektionen undertakes its parliamentary request, as it seeks to establish a new Swedish Treasury approved AML control system to monitor specific gambling transactions. On 1 January 2020, the Riksdag sanctioned new …

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Sweden’s BOS criticises regulator’s proposals to combat match fixing

Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has criticised the regulator’s proposals to prohibit operators from offering certain markets on individual performance. Yesterday, Spelinspektionen revealed that it had drafted proposals, currently awaiting review, which would mean that betting operators must not offer betting markets on ‘a rule violation or loss in parts’. For example, an operator would not …

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Spelinspektionen submits new proposals to tackle match fixing

The Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen has revealed a new draft regulation which could prohibit operators from offering certain markets on individual performance. The legislation is currently awaiting review, however it could mean that betting operators must not offer betting markets on ‘a rule violation or loss in parts.’ For example, it is not allowed to offer bets on whether a …

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Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal

Online gambling operator Global Gaming will be able to appeal a decision made by Spelinspektionen last year which saw the revocation of its SafeEnt licence. As confirmed in a statement on its website, the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping will grant a review permit, looking into whether the Swedish Gambling Authority’s decision to revoke the licence in June 2019 …

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Inbound Swedish reforms to toughen advertising and online casino requirements

Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden’s Minister of Social Security, has told national media that the government is ready to publish ‘stage two’ of its regulatory approach on gambling, focusing on enforcing tougher advertising and marketing restrictions upon licensed incumbents. Recognised as one of the highest-profile MPs within the governing Socialdemokraterna (social democrats) party, Shekarabi is the former Minister of Civil Affairs, who …

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