Spelinspektionen prohibits additional companies from offering illegal gambling

After banning yet another operator for offering illegal games of chance to Swedish citizens, the Authority has published a reminder, as well as a list of examples, of what will happen to operators who continue to flout the rules.

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The Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority, has published a new story doubling down on prohibiting illegal gambling activities by compiling a list of regulatory decisions on its website, as well as its strategy for working against illegal activities.

The list contains 32 banned operators and providers, such as Winners Entertainment, Viking Technology and most recently, Perfect Storm.

Perfect Storm was handed its ban on 2 November, after it was discovered that it was operating its website under the brand name 500 Casino (csgo500.com) without a licence.

This was a problem because the site had information on the website in Swedish, as well as having specific terms and conditions that referred to customers living in Sweden.

In response, the Spelinspektionen has banned the site from operating in the country.

Each of the listings contains a PDF explaining the reasons for the ban, as well as any actions taken.

In addition, the list contains an annulment of decisions prohibiting the provision of gambling by operators, such as Disrupt Entertainment and Gammix.

Alongside this in the blog post, the Spelinspektionen has included a document that explains exactly what the Authority investigates on the most basic levels.

These include whether the site has information written in Swedish, whether the website states the conditions for participation in the game in Swedish or whether the website has contact information for those specifically in Sweden.

The Spelinspektionen hopes that by emphasising these two points of information together, operators can understand how seriously the Authority is taking illegal gambling activity in the country.

Only a few days ago, the Authority imposed an official warning and penalty fee against Videoslots, an online operator.

Following an investigation, Videoslots was given a fee of SEK 9m ($810,000) for failures in money laundering and financing terrorism.


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