A Swedish appeals court has reduced penalties against both Genesis Global and Aspire Global’s AG Communications, after determining that regulator Spelinspektionen could not base penalties on turnover for offenses very soon after the Swedish regulated market opened.
Both penalties dealt with self-exclusion tool Spelpaus, which all operators must be connected to, with both Genesis and Aspire performing manual checks instead.
Genesis received a warning and a SEK4m (£329,600/€382,000/$431,900) penalty fee in March 2019 after a number of consumers that had self-excluded informed the regulator that it had not been connected to Spelpaus for 33 days. The operator’s websites include Sloty, Play.com and Casino Joy.
Aspire – which operates sites such Karamba and Mr Play – received a SEK3m penalty fee after it had not been connected for nine days.
Like all penalties in Sweden, the payments in this case were based on both the seriousness of the offences involved and the annual turnover of the li..