Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

Svenska Spel says Spelinspektionen decision ‘inconsistent with regulations’

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

A response has been issued by Svenska Spel relating to the state-owned operator being penalised by the Swedish Gambling Authority with SEK 100mn (£7.4mn).  The penalty was announced last week and covers alleged duty of care shortcomings. Svenska Spel disagreed with the final conclusion of Spelinspektionen’s review.  Fredrik Wastenson, President and Business Area Manager of Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, …

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Sweden painted as leader in Nordics’ gambling transformation

SBC News Sweden painted as leader in Nordics’ gambling transformation

Recent gambling developments in the Nordics have painted the region as a market that is currently undergoing a significant transformation accommodating new compliance measures and tougher supervision of licences, whilst individual governments revise market frameworks. As stands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway appear to be moving away from traditionally state-owned gambling monopolies in favour of privatised competition. Yet no guarantees …

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Twitch faces Swedish spotlight on influencer infringements

Twitch CEO has ’no problem’ with streaming of licenced gambling

Twitch, the live streaming platform of Amazon, has come under scrutiny in Sweden following a private investigation which uncovered widespread advertising of unlicensed online casinos. As exposed by Kulturnyheterna, the investigative team of Sveriges Television AB (SVT), a six-week investigation revealed that “eight out of ten Swedish influencers on Twitch had promoted unlicensed casinos to their audiences.” Swedish media were …

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Spelinspektionen fines Svenska Spel £7.5m over player protection gaps

SBC News Spelinspektionen fines Svenska Spel £7.5m over player protection gaps

In a somewhat surprising development, the Swedish government has fined itself, with the country’s s gambling authority Spelinspektionen issuing a SEK100m (£7.5m) penalty to Svenska Spel – the operator wholly owned by Sweden.  According to the indictment, the penalty relates to breaches of the Gambling Act part of Sweden’s re-regulation in 2019. More particularly, the operator has apparently failed to …

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Yggdrasil settles €30k fine for Swedish B2B infringements

SBC News Yggdrasil settles €30k fine for Swedish B2B infringements

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has issued a warning and a penalty fee of SEK 300,000 (€26,000) to Yggdrasil Gaming for non-compliance with regulations related to licensed supplier services/authorisations. The regulator has stated that, through its investigations into unlicensed gaming websites on January 16, 2024, it determined that Yggdrasil had provided gaming software to an operator who didn’t have the necessary Swedish licence to …

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Spelinspektionen evaluates potential increase of authority access to account information

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As part of a new government mandate, Sweden’s gambling authority Spelinspektionen  has been given the task to analyse in detail the risks of gambling accounts being used for money laundering and other criminal practices.  Following the review, the Gambling Inspectorate will then draft proposals based on the country’s socio-economic landscape if there is a need to further strengthen Sweden’s regulatory …

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Spelinspektionen & UKGC deepen market intelligence collaboration

SBC News Spelinspektionen & UKGC deepen market intelligence collaboration

Swedish gambling authority Spelinspektionen‘s industry seminar held at the Vasateatern in Stockholm has concluded with a renewed collaboration between Sweden and the UK.  Continuing their partnership which was first instigated in November 2019, Spelinspektionen and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will maintain a close partnership for the exchange of information between the authorities.  The renewal was co-signed by UKGC’s Deputy …

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Underperforming Casino Cosmopol fails to take Sweden over GGR target line

SBC News Underperforming Casino Cosmopol fails to take Sweden over GGR target line

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, has released its annual report on total gambling turnover for the year ending December 2023.  According to the numbers, Swedish licence holders managed to accumulate a gross gambling revenue (GGR) of SEK 27.1bn (€2.5bn) from the local market, which constitutes a 1% YoY decrease.  State casino turnover, mainly driven by the state-owned Svenska Spel’s Casino Cosmopol, …

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Spelinspektionen strengthens online gambling safety with two bans

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Sweden’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued bans to two operators for unlicensed activity in the country. The two companies in question – True Polygon Entertainment Limited and Smein Hosting NV – have been accused of providing unobstructed access to gambling on their main and affiliate websites (CSGOBIG, Gamdom) without having the required licence to do so.  These are the first …

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Spelinspektionen and IBIA broker sports betting integrity pact 

SBC News Spelinspektionen and IBIA broker sports betting integrity pact 

The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), Spelinspektionen, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) to facilitate better sports betting integrity across the sector.  Both parties will now exchange information on identified suspicious betting activity, with IBIA representing the majority of the betting market licensed under the SGA. Khalid Ali, IBIA CEO, said: “IBIA is …

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