The Swedish Court of Appeal has refused regulator Spelinspektionen’s leave to appeal a case against Kindred subsidiary Spooniker concerning a loophole in the country’s temporary deposit cap.
The case arose after Spelinspektionen sanctioned both Kindred and ATG for what it said were violations of Sweden’s SEK5,000 (£428/€476/$540) mandatory weekly deposit limit for online casino games.
At Kindred sites, players were able to set their own deposit limits, but would only be allowed to play casino games if their limit was under SEK5,000. However, players could set a higher limit, deposit a large amount, lower their deposit limit back below SEK5,000 and spend their entire balance on online casino games.
While the regulator saw this as a violation, Kindred appealed to the Administrative Court in Linköping. The court ruled that the law refers only to a player’s deposit limits for online casino, rather than their actual deposits.
Spelinspektionen was quick to lodge an appeal to this decisio..