The regulator responsible for overseeing gambling in Sweden, Spelinspektionen, have this morning announced they have taken action against four operators for violating the rules and regulations covering the offering of bonuses to players.
In an announcement published on their site, Spelinspektionen have found that the four operators in question, Casinostugan Ltd, ComeOn Sweden Ltd, Hajper Ltd and Faster Ltd were all in breach of the regulations and legislation covering the offering of bonuses and gifts to players.
Subsequently the following financial penalties were meted out to each operator as follows:
- Casinostugan Ltd – SEK 25m / €2,488,000
- ComeOn Sweden Ltd – SEK 35m / €3,483,000
- Hajper Ltd – – SEK 50m / €4,975,000
- Faster Ltd – SEK 65m / €6,470,000
In addition to the financial penalties each operator has to pay, all four operators were also given warnings as to their future conduct. The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate has assessed that it can be assumed that the four companies in question will not violate the rules on bonus offers in the future and therefore considers that a warning together with a penalty fee is a sufficient sanction.
However, Spelinspektionen have warned though that should further serious violations of the regulations and legislation covering online gambling in Sweden take place, revocation of operator’s licences could be considered.