Sweden fines two operators

The gambling regulator has imposed fines on Genesis Global and Paf for self-exclusion failings.

Sweden.- Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling regulator, has revealed that it set more sanctions against two gaming companies. The entities reportedly failed to comply with self-exclusion regulations.

The new gaming act in Sweden came into force on January 1, 2019, and set that all gaming companies with a Swedish license must join the national self-exclusion register spelpaus.se Spelinspektionen has decided to issue a warning and set a penalty fee of €280k to Genesis Global, and a remark and a penalty fee of €9.5k to Paf.

A few days after the launch, the regulator received a number of calls claiming that they had been able to play despite the fact that they had been in the register. After those calls, the watchdog decided to supervise the companies.

“An important part of the new gaming regulation is strong consumer protection and that the negative effects of games should be limited. The fact that licensed gaming companies have a functioning connection to Spelpaus.se is of the utmost importance for counteracting social and economic damages and problem gambling. The Gaming Inspectorate will, therefore, continue to focus on supervision of this area,” said the regulator.

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