Top 4 Gambling Operators Fined by Spelinspektionen
The Swedish Gaming Authority, Spelinspektionen, fined a total of 18 online gambling operators. According to news, the licensing agency fined a total of $4.4 million to the eight operators after it broke the agency’s strict regulations regarding sports betting.
The four gambling operators who broke the sports betting regulation handled wagers from gamblers below the age of 18. Under the Swedish gambling law, the participants in gambling sites must be above the age of 18 and have a prohibition on the use of children in gambling activities.
Gambling Operators Fined by Spelinspektionen
- Cherry AB
Cherry AB is the operator of ComeOn casino, which broke the underage gambling regulations on the site. The online casino fined a total of $620 thousand to the regulatory board. ComeOn casino operates from Scandinavia and currently owns other online casinos like Sunmaker, Sunny Player Casino, and nine other online casinos.
ComeOn Casino houses more than 1000 online games, and 900 of them are slot games. There are 25 software providers powering the online games of ComeOn Casino, naming BetSoft Gaming, and Evolution Gaming among them. Currently, it is under the license of the Malta Gaming Authority, the Government of Curacao, and the UK Gambling Commission.
Spelinspektionen fined the online casino operator, Hajper, with a total of $465,052. The online casino operated by Hajper is Hajper.com and currently situates in Sweden. Hajper is the subsidiary operator of Co-Gaming Limited Casinos, a giant gaming operator based in Malta.
Hajper launched Hajper Casino in 2018 and currently houses 674 games, mostly composed of slots and table games. It is now under the license of the Swedish Gambling Authority and has some of the most popular slots like Riches of Ra, Moon Princess, and Hotline.
- Legolas Invest
The agency fined Legolas Invest amounting to $10,334 for the rule-breaking. The operator is a Malta-based company operating LegolasBet Casino.
LegolasBet Casino has a diverse selection of games, from slots to table games and sports betting. Some of the online casino software providers are the famous NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, and Play N’Go.
Currently, many customers are commenting that they have a lot of bad experiences with the online casino. Some never got their money back after the awful experience.
- Global Gaming
Spelinspektionen recently revoked the license of Global Gaming for its severe deficiencies in the Know Your Customer policy. There was also money laundering issues which the company later appealed from the agency. However, the Swedish Gambling Authority continued its suspension in the company’s Sweden operations while the agency reviews its license.
Among all the operators fined by Spelinspektionen, only one company paid its fine in 2019. The company, Paf, is an Aland-based operator who had the smallest fine among all the operators fined by the agency.