Tag Archives: Sweden

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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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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Betsson seeks new CEO as Lindwall completes turnaround objectives 

The board of Betsson AB has informed that it has begun an executive search to find a replacement for Group Chief Executive Pontus Lindwall. The leadership succession has been authorised as Betsson’s board concludes that Lindwall has achieved all objectives of the group’s ‘Back on Track’ strategy under his stewardship. In September 2017, Lindwall re-took leadership of Betsson as the …

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William Hill’s Evoke ordered to re-verify its Swedish customer base  

William Hill records further Swedish compliance struggles, as its Evoke Gaming subsidiary is demanded to re-verify player accounts registered during 2019 by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. An investigation by Spelinspektionen outlined a number of verification discrepancies related to customers registered by Evoke brands during the period of January-to-July 2019. Spelinspektionen’s investigation focused on Evoke’s management of its licensing duties, in which …

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Unibet hails success of 30/30 Fund supporting Swedish Sports diverse make-up

Unibet, the flagship sportsbook brand of Kindred Group Plc, has maintained its home market CSR commitments by announcing the recipients of its 30/30 Fund in support of Swedish sports clubs, projects and organisations promoting fair-play, equality, inclusion and social mobility.  The 30/30 Fund was established in 2019 by Unibet, backing the grassroots sports fundraising initiatives of former Sweden and NHL …

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BOS demands Swedish government end pandemic restrictions

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s online gambling trade association has urged the government to end its d restrictions for online casinos from 29 September, and not on 14 November as has been announced.  The trade body cited that almost all general restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted from September 29 across Swedish business – therefore regulations concerning …

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William Hill disappointed by Mr Green’s costly Swedish AML gaps

William Hill has issued a response to the AML failings of Mr Green, its flagship European online gambling subsidiary, which was fined SEK 30 million (€3.1m) by Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate.  Yesterday, Spelinspektionen published its casework on Mr Green, outlining multiple AML compliance and duty of customer care failures identified between 1 January 2019 to 1 June 2020. The …

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Spelinspektionen fines Mr Green €3m for AML neglect 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has fined Mr Green penalties totalling SEK 31.5 million (€3m) after citing that the William Hill subsidiary had failed to match its AML and customer care duties.  Providing an overview of its assessment, Spelinspektionen fined Mr Green SEK 1.5 million (€140,000) for failing to maintain its customer reporting duties as a requirement of the ‘Money Laundering …

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ATG Live gets Allente push ahead of winter makeover 

AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has agreed to broadcast its live ‘ATG Live’ channel on Scandinavian pay-TV platform Allente.  From 16 August, live racing and trotting fixtures from ATG syndicated racetracks will be broadcast on channel 23 of the Allente platform, made available to all free-view Scandinavian audiences. ATG Live will continue to be produced by broadcast partner Kanal75, delivering …

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