Paf’s Mandalorian receives Swedish licence reprieve

Mandalorian's licence had been cut to two years.
Mandalorian's licence had been cut to two years.

The operator has successfully appealed against a sanction for breaching bonus regulations.

Sweden.- Paf’s Mandalorian Technologies has won its appeal against the shortening of its licence term due to breaching bonus regulations.

Mandalorian, which was acquired by Paf in March, was one of the first operators to gain an online casino licence in Sweden when the country opened the regulated igaming market in January 2019.

However, the regulator, Spelinspektionen, curtailed the term of its licence from five to two years after finding the operator had offered bonuses to players after they had signed up in May last year.

Swedish law only allows bonuses when players first sign up on a platform. Mandalorian was also fined SEK9m (€870,343).

Responding to the operator’s appeal against the penalty, the Administrative Court of Linköping decided that the fine was appropriate but that the licence should be allowed to run for three years, until January 2022.

Mandalorian is now known as PAF Multibrand Limited. It operates No Account Casino, No Account Bet and Prank Casino in Sweden.

Spelinspektionen, meanwhile, has clarified that licence applicants in negative equity will be issued with three-year licences.

In 2019, it had issued some licences for only one year, which the Administrative Court of Linköping increased to three years on appeal.

Last month the regulator announced that it would move ahead with new sports betting restrictions.

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