Ninja options running dry for Global Gaming following Swedish Supreme Court rejection

Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has suffered a further setback in reviving its flagship Ninja Casino brand, as it confirms that its ‘injunctive relief appeal’ has been rejected by Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.

The update sees Global Gaming governance overruled for the third time by Swedish administrative courts, in relation to challenging Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen’s indefinite suspension of Malta subsidiary SafeEnt the operating company of Ninja Casino.

Global Gaming’s woes began on 17 June, as Spelinspektionen revoked SafeEnt’s operator licenses, having deemed its subsidiary to have been in serious breach of Swedish gambling’s AML Code and failure to meet customer care-of-duty requirements.

Spelinspektionen’s suspension would be immediately challenged by Global Gaming governance, stating that SafeEnt had operated within the remit of Sweden’s new Gaming Law.

Nevertheless, a summer of legal battles would see Global Gaming appeals rejected three times by Swedish courts, with its latest rebuff coming from the final court of administrative judgement for Swedish legal cases.

In its update, Global Gaming noted that the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the appeal without providing any further explanation, and will turn its full attention to the ongoing judicial review.

Tobias Fagerlund, CEO of Global Gaming, explained: “Although we were aware that the chances of being granted injunctive relief were limited, we are, of course, disappointed to see our appeal rejected again. Our focus is now on the judicial review of the Swedish Gambling Authority’s decision that is currently taking place.

“We maintain that the decision is fundamentally wrong and disproportionate, and will show it during the process that is currently underway in the Administrative Court.”

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