The Gambling Regulator Of Sweden Took Off The Charge With Four Gembling Operators
Spelinspektionen’s gambling regulator spelinspektionen removed the charges with four gambling operators. Claims of the regulatory body concerned the orientation of some market participants at the rate of sports events, players in which are minors.
Under the sigts turned out to be hillside sports, mananded by the bet365 brand, as well as betsson, atg and spooniker, belonging to the kindred group.
The fact that each of the above operators took bets on football competitions, most of the acting persons whose – juvenile. In the context of this violation, the regulator discharged a number of fines and warnings.
Hillside in july was fined 10 million swedish kroons ($ 1 million). Nevertheless, the gambling regulator decided to reconsider his own decision, drawing attention to the fact that rates in such matches were taken to actions or achieve exceptionally adult football players.
According to the swedish rules for licensing betting operators, the latter is not allowed to accept rates and offer coefficients for events, most of the participants who have not achieved majority. According to representatives of the risk of negative impact on the players who have not reached the maturity due to possible attempts to manipulate the results of sports meetings.
Spelinspektionen also added that it is currently working on developing rules related to restrictions for lines of rates containing matches with minors athletes.
Other operators, in particular the star group, were also accused of similar violations.
Betfair international and electraworks from flutter entertainment (operator – bwin.Se) got a penalty of 5.5 million swedish crowns. Betfair was seen in one violation and electraworks – in three.
Also in the list of violators turned out to be zecure gaming, bethard, coolbet polar, cherry, snabbare and legolas.Bet.
Solutions of the gambling regulator caused a protest reaction in sweden. Operators argued that the mechanism for the implementation of the prohibition was not understood. Gaming innovation group has decided to temporarily suspend their brands – rizk and guts, stating that the lack of clear rules does not allow it to work.
Swedish association of gambling operators branschföreningen för onlinespel (bos) also criticized the solution of the regulator and stated that the problem should be urgently clarified at a personal meeting with representatives of the regulatory authority.
Recall that the gambling regulator of sweden needs to be supported by representatives of the sector due to a large number of violations from the participants of the gembling market.