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Spelinspektionen clears four of underage betting allegations

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has ruled that four operators have been cleared following allegations that they had offered markets on sporting events which included a ‘majority of participants’ under the age of 18.  ATG, Betsson, Hillside Sports and Kindred Group-owned Spooniker all had cases cleared by Spelinspektionen after it was initially thought that the four operators had offered markets on the …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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Svenska Spel’s Fredrik Wastenson reviews Swedish market re-regulation

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Sweden’s online gambling industry has endured a turbulent period since legislation to re-regulate the market came into force at the beginning of 2019. We spoke to Fredrik Wastenson, CEO Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, for his take on events. Ahead of his appearance on the Nordics – Navigating Risky Waters in Uncertain Times panel at Betting on Sports 2019, the …

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SPER: Stronger guidance has helped Swedish players self-regulate on advertising

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association, has published its first assessment of its marketing guidelines and code of conduct sanctioned last April to counter regulatory stakeholder concerns on industry advertising. Working in partnership with trade association counterpart BOS, SPER developed an action plan for its syndicated members, adhering to guidelines and standards on advertising. The sanctioned guidelines …

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Spelinspektionen warns payment providers of unlicensed operators

Sweden’s Spelinspektionen has contacted a number of payment service providers issuing a warning them to not conduct business with unlicensed gambling operators.  The regulator emphasised that payment companies which work alongside unlicensed operators were violating the country’s Gaming Act. Spelinspektionen stated that working alongside such operators could result in unfair competition and a loss of tax revenues across the regulated …

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Spelinspektionen continues penalty stance on under-18 wagering

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has sanctioned a further raft of fines and warnings to licensed operators for breaching its rules on offering ‘under-18’ betting markets. Publishing its latest industry update, Spelinspektionen has fined four licensed incumbents – ComeOn Sweden, Hajper Ltd, Legolas Invest and Faster Ltd – for offering ‘betting on events where the majority of participants are under 18 years of …

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Global Gaming expected to dismiss half of staff following Q2 difficulties

After reporting that ‘the last three months have been the most turbulent and difficult’ in its company history, Malta-based Global Gaming has been forced to let go of half its staff in a bid to reduce costs.  Releasing its interim Q2 report last week, the iGaming operator explained that it had faced tough regulatory headwinds from its home market of …

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Spelinspektionen’s ‘draconian measures’ take their toll on Global Gaming in Q2

Facing tough regulatory headwinds in its home market of Sweden, an embattled Global Gaming AB has reported that Q2 2019 has ‘been the most turbulent and difficult in the history of Global Gaming’, with revenues and profits bearing the brunt of the licensing decision.  Releasing its interim Q2 trading update (period April – June 2019), Global Gaming reported that revenues …

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Swedish FA clashes with Spelinspektionen over match fixing inaction

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has hit back at the country’s gambling regulatory body Spelinspektionen for not prohibiting licensed operators from offering betting on a domestic football club competition – despite its warning of some suspected match-fixing. Last month, the SvFF revealed that it had received reports of match-fixing within Division 2 Södra Svealand, advising the Spelinspektionen to implement a complete ban on …

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Svenska Spel ‘monitoring all leagues’ following betting market suspension

Following the confirmation that it had suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league, Svenska Spel has revealed that it now ‘does not see any other solution’ to crack down on match-fixing other than to stop offering betting on said league. A number of integrity monitoring bodies have estimated that ‘as many as 13’ matches …

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