Swedish Regulator Investigates Bonus Offers

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Feb 22, 2019

Warns operators not to make unreasonable interpretations of the law

The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate Spelinspektionen has begun investigations into several operators following complaints and confusion over the myriad of bonus offers available to Swedish players.

The authority warned licensees not to make unreasonable interpretations of the Gaming Law.

“Unauthorized bonus offers risk attracting players who have problems maintaining their gambling in a healthy way,” a statement from Spelinspektionen reads. “The Gaming Inspectorate is very serious about this and has therefore initiated investigations into several companies regarding their bonus offers.”

Clarifying the law, Spelinspektionen said “It is clear that a licensee can only offer bonuses the first time a customer plays at the licensee’s game. If the license holder violates the rules, the authority can intervene with high penalties. The license can also be revoked.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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