Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

Spelinspektionen shows new enforcement actions against Curacao operators  

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate has taken direct action against a further 23 unlicensed operators deemed to be illegally targeting the country’s regulated online gambling marketplace  The inspectorate has informed its Swedish counterpart authorities and financial institutions of 23 Curacao-based businesses and their related websites that are undertaking illegal gambling activities. The public disclosure of illegal businesses forms part of …

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Betsson avoids Swedish penalty on market violations

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has reprimanded Betsson AB for breaching its penalty-based betting market rules on an Allsvenskan football match.  The offence relates to a tie played on 20 May 2021 between Malmö FF and Elfsborg FC, for which the inspectorate was ‘tipped-off’ that Betsson had offered markets violating Spelinspektionen integrity rules. 2020 Gambling Act amendments saw Spelinspektionen ban licensed …

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Spelinspektionen ordered to review deposit limits & spend caps

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has been issued its ordinance assignment to evaluate temporary online gambling safeguards imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assignment has been sanctioned by Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Social Security, as a condition of Sweden ending its temporary online casino restrictions on 14 November. Since July 2020, Swedish licensed operators have been forced to impose a mandatory …

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Spelinspektionen backs Swedish Consumer Credit inquiry 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen will support a special government inquiry examining consumer credit and concerns of public over-indebtedness.  Announced last week, the Swedish government has commissioned an inquiry seeking to provide “measures to reduce predatory lending and counteract over-indebtedness amongst consumers”. The Swedish government stated that it held concerns at the excessive promotion of credit services, providing facilities to take …

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Sweden to end online casino restrictions on 14 November

The Swedish government will end its temporary restrictions on online casinos from 14 November. According to Swedish media reports, the government will no longer enforce its policy that had been applied since 1 July 2020 as a protective measure for Swedish citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed operators had been forced to impose a mandatory SEK 5,000 (€480) weekly deposit …

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BetConstruct wins appeal to reinstate Vivaro’s Swedish licence 

BetConstruct’s European B2C subsidiary Vivaro Gaming has won its Swedish Administrative Court appeal to have its online gambling licence reinstated.    Last month, Vivaro had its licence revoked by Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen that ruled the pan-European operator to be inactive within the market. Citing that Vivaro accounts had registered 0 SEK revenues in the past year, Spelinspektionen annulled Vivaro’s licence …

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Sweden updates licensing requirements to bolster consumer protection

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate, has made changes to its licensing requirements after announcing that any operator without the appropriate licence will be excluded from the country’s market. Describing the updates as ‘good for consumer protection’, the Inspectorate now requires all incumbents to offer deposits, withdrawals and winnings in Swedish currency whilst any information on their websites must be provided …

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Spelinspektionen outlines new strategy against black market

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate – has updated its strategy for “actions against illegal gambling activities”.  The inspectorate updated the strategic framework that has been in place since December 2019, implementing measures that “contribute to the channelling of gambling to legal alternatives”. Swedish stakeholders are reminded that although Spelinspektionen can launch investigations against unlicensed actors/activities, the regulator holds no law …

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BOS: Sweden must reject Illogical controls on gambling advertising

Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has urged the government to reject proposals imposing tighter advertising controls on the gambling sector. A review of advertising standards had been proposed by the Gambling Market Inquiry led by Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson, who was charged with evaluating the marketplace following its first-year post re-regulation in 2019. Of concern …

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Swedish Inspectorate sides with Finance Ministry on gambling advertising

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The Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen, has updated its response to the Swedish government’s consultation for amendments to the 2018 Gambling Act as part of the Gambling Market Inquiry. In its response, the Inspectorate has detailed that it is ‘generally positive’ about the Finance Ministry’s proposal to introduce a special moderation clause with regards to marketing games to consumers.  The proposed …

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