Swedish Regulator Warns Operators On Self-Exclusion Violations

The Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) has warned two licence holders over the “serious” violation of failing to block self-excluded players, as overall self-exclusion numbers approach 11,000.

A flood of Swedes have signed up for the regulator’s self-exclusion system, Spelpaus, ten days into the country’s licensing regime, at a rate outdistancing that of fellow Nordic countries Denmark and Norway. 

Although the system so far seems to be working well, “for some reason there are a handful of gaming companies that do not meet the requirements set by the law”, said gambling authority spokesman Anders Sims.

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