Spelinspektionen hits Evoke Gaming & Mr Green with non-compliance charges

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Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has charged Evoke Gaming and Mr Green with breaches of their reporting obligations.

According to Spelinspektionen, both companies have, for a “significant” period, had “shortcomings” in their reporting and what has been reported has subsequently proved to be incorrect.

Therefore, both have received reprimands and have incurred a sanction fee for their failure to comply with LIFS 2018:2, the rules that govern lotteries, casinos and wagering in Sweden.

Evoke Gaming, licensed for commercial online gambling and betting on websites such as williamhill.com and redbet.com, has been fined SEK 450,000.

Meanwhile, Mr Green, licensed on the website mrgreen.com, has been hit with a penalty fee of SEK 1,000,000.

A statement on Spelinspektionen’s website read: “Both companies have now implemented technical solutions to report the information required by the regulations and there is no indication that the infringement will be repeated.

“They have nevertheless breached their obligations under the regulation for a significantly long time. A breach of the requirements of the regulation cannot be excusable or considered to constitute a minor violation.

“Against this background, the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate considers that a remark combined with a penalty fee is a sufficient intervention for each company.”

Under Swedish law, any company who receives a gaming licence must annually report certain information regarding gaming responsibility.