Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

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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Spelinspektionen: ‘Clear link’ between borrowing money and problem gambling

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has updated incumbents in the country’s betting and gaming market concerning credit card usage.  The Inspectorate explained that gambling companies – with the exception of lotteries – are prohibited from offering credit cards as a payment method in Sweden, but added that some licensees ‘inform about and sometimes also link to companies that only offer …

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Swedish inspectorate cancels inactive licences of Vivaro and FP Bets 

Spelinspektionen, the gambling inspectorate of Sweden, has revoked the licences of Vivaro Gaming and Fair Play Bets Limited on the grounds of inactivity of business services.  Both operators were granted Swedish online gambling licences during the first half of 2020, but had registered SEK 0 in turnover during the past year – forcing Spelinspektionen to investigate their licences. Responding to …

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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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Danish Spilreklamenævnet rules against Mr Green on Christmas complaint

Denmark’s Gaming Advertising Board, Spilreklamenævnet, has made a decision regarding a complaint concerning a Mr Green advertisement shown in December 2020 before a family TV show. The complaint in question revolved around a commercial for the William Hill-owned online casino operator shown before the family entertainment Juleønsket Christmas programme on the TV2 network.  A majority decision by Spilreklamenævnet ruled against …

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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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