Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

Betway and Mandalorian reprimanded by Swedish regulator

Mandalorian Technologies and Betway have become the two latest gaming companies to be reprimanded by the Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen, after the two were found to have violated bonus offer rules in place. The two have both received a warning and issued with penalty fees of SEK9m (£730k) and SEK5m (£406k) respectively. Current Swedish regulations state that licence holders are only …

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Spelinspektionen launches tender for new licensing verification partner

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Swedish gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has called for a new partner to help deliver a number of verification services on operators applying for licences across the newly regulated market. The new partner is hoped to collect information on a potential applicant’s business structure, company information and ownership structure, which will also cover company governance, as well as the applicant’s physical addresses. …

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Spelinspektionen strengthens Gibraltar ties with GGD collaboration

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s newly reformed gambling regulatory body, has signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) with the Gibraltar Gambling Division (GGD), seeking to cooperate in matters of public policy and further forming common interests. The GGD is a strategic unit of Gibraltar’s Ministry of Commerce, which details guidance on governing the British overseas territory’s vital igaming sector. Moving forward, Spelinspektionen and the GGD will …

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Spelinspektionen warns operators over underage football betting

Swedish gambling watchdog, Spelinspektionen, has issued a warning about the need to comply to current betting laws after a number of operators were found to be offering betting opportunities on football fixtures featuring players under the age of 18. Swedish law strictly prohibits the wagering of bets on matches featuring players or athletes who are not yet of a legal …

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30,000 register with Swedish Spelpaus.se self-exclusion initiative

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Over 30,000 people have registered with the Swedish self-exclusion register, Spelpaus.se, as reported by the country’s national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen. Gambling operators within Sweden are obliged to integrate the Spelpaus.se service as part of their licence conditions, with those who fail to do so facing penalties and potentially having their licence revoked. Having been rolled out on 1 January, coinciding …

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Sweden’s Spelinspektionen proposes tougher advertising regulations

Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed new plans to restrict excessive gambling advertising, while also focusing on the formalisation of a cooperation deal with the country’s Konsumentverket consumer agency. The new plans will split responsibilities between the two bodies, as well as formalise the forms of information exchange and consultation. The regulator has not specified just how much advertising is considered …

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Spelinspektionen issues second licence to LeoVegas

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Online betting operator LeoVegas is growing its Swedish presence after gaining its second licence in the country for its new brand, pixel.bet. The five-year licence has been issued by the country’s regulator, Spelinspektionen, for both online casino and sports betting. Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO, celebrated the new licence: “During a year when we focus on strong growth but also …

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Spelinspektionen warns Swedish operators to respect bonus offer rules

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued another warning to its licensees, but this time, regarding the controls surrounding its bonus offers to customers. The regulator set out rules which state that operators within Sweden are only permitted to offer players a bonus during the first time they play on their site. However, in a letter sent to all licensees, Spelinspektionen …

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Spelinspektionen warns Swedish players of red lines on self exclusion

Sweden’s new gambling regulatory authority Spelinspektionen has issued a stern warning to new online incumbents, stating that licences will be withdrawn if self-exclusion standards/policies are not met. The Swedish regulator, which revamped its operational set-up in 2018, has stated that it will simply not tolerate operators’ disregarding Spelpaus.se ( translation – ‘game-break’) provisions, made mandatory under Sweden’s new online gambling …

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Swedish regulator shows new make-up for revamped marketplace

Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen has provided a public briefing detailing the internal and external changes the organisation will undertake to service Sweden’s full ‘Gambling Act’ re-regulation in-bound for the start of 2019. Last week, Lotteriinspektionen Legal and Integrity policy advisor Katarina Abrahamsson presented a guidance on regulations, guidelines, transition and accreditation processes that will impact all Swedish gambling stakeholders. Preparing …

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