Genesis Global and AG Communications fined in Sweden

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The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate Spelinspektionen has found that license holders Genesis Global & AG Communications have violated the legislation by informing their customers about the possibility of receiving recurring bonuses on their website.

The Authority has therefore decided on measures against the following licensees: AG Communications Limited, note and a penalty fee of SEK 500,000, Genesis Global Limited, note and a penalty fee of SEK 1,700,000.

According to the game law, an offer of more than one bonus is sufficient for the license holder to violate the bonus clause. The fact that the licensees stated that they did not issue bonuses to the customers does not mean that the bonus provision has not been violated. Already an offer poses a high risk from a gaming responsibility perspective since the offer itself has been able to attract players with problems to games.

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As the Spelinspektionen already had indications at the beginning of the year that some gaming companies did not comply with the legislation, on February 19, the authority issued a letter to all licensees regarding bonus offers. After the letter, the Gaming Inspectorate noted some compliance from the licensees, but the assessment is that further measures must also be taken to achieve full compliance.