Zimpler faces potential SEK25m fine for black market payments


The Swedish Gaming Authority has ordered Zimpler AB to cease providing payment service solutions containing the e-identification system BankID to gambling companies that do not have a license.

The injunction is combined with a fine of SEK 25,000,000 in the event that the above-described activities do not cease by July 31, 2023 at the latest.

The decision applies immediately. The Swedish Gaming Authority initiated a supervisory case against Zimpler after the authority received information through an anonymous tip that Zimpler offers specifically developed payment solutions for certain gaming companies that provide games in Sweden without the necessary license. Because of this, the Swedish Gaming Authority sent a request for an opinion to Zimpler.

The tip shows that there are several unlicensed websites that provide games to Swedish users and that offer Zimpler as a deposit and/or registration method. The tip describes how purchases were made on three websites for games that do not have a Swedish gaming license. The information shows how the registration process works on such websites, how the user chooses the payment method and that the deposit is verified with a Swedish BankID.

According to the tip, the user can choose between two different payment methods, card or deposit via an Instant Bank Transfer. If Instant Bank Transfer is selected, the Zimpler logo will only appear when the user has chosen to proceed with a deposit. If the user chooses Instant Bank Transfer, the user also does not need to enter their KYC information.