Tag Archives: Sweden

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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Swedish addiction support charity calls for quick loans intervention 

Spelberoendegruppen, Sweden’s non-profit organisation providing gambling addiction support services, has urged the government to implement ‘wider safeguards’ to protect national consumers from further gambling risks.  The call was led by Spelberoendegruppen Chairman Omid Rezvani, speaking to public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), in which he relayed the charity’s concerns with regards to ‘the marketing of online slots’ and that addicts could …

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Svenska Spel maintains stable H1 ahead of full unit comeback

Svenska Spel has recorded positive Q2 trading, as Sweden’s state-owned gambling operator prepares to reopen all Casino Cosmopol and Vegas arcade venues from lockdown.  Buoyed by strong sports betting activity (+106%), Q2 trading saw Svenska Spel register group net revenues of SEK 1,94 billion (€188m), up 18% on corresponding 2020 results of SEK 1.64 billion – a period heavily disrupted …

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ATG Sweden ends foreign player registrations 

AB Trav och Galopp (ATG), the operating company of Swedish licensed horse racing and trotting venues, has confirmed that it will no longer accept customer registrations from foreign/non-nationals. Following 2019’s implementation of new rules applied by Swedish gambling’s new regulatory regime, ATG venues have been forced to register all players wagering at its venues. In the wake of an internal …

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Spelinspektionen reiterates its sportsbook warning on in-play markets

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has warned licensed online sportsbook operators to closely follow and maintain its rules with regards to their in-play market offerings.  The notice follows official Spelinspektionen warnings to Swedish state-owned racing operator AB Trav Galopp (ATG) and Polar Limited, the operating firm of Coolbet.com for breaching Gaming Act provisions on sportsbook markets. During Q1 trading, ATG has …

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