Swedish watchdog fines Aspire Global SEK 3m

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The Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen) penalised Aspire Global for a fee of SEK 3m after the company’s delayed integration with the national self-shutdown register Spelpaus, according to a press statement issued by Aspire.

“Referring to Chapter 18, section 12, second paragraph and Chapter 19, section 10 of the new Gambling act, Spelinspektionen has resolved on a warning and imposed a penalty fee of SEK 3m,” the company said in a press release.

The report by Spelinspektionen says that the infringement took place when Spelpaus was newly established as a service and the obligation to apply the function was new to all licensees and that the infringement ceased after a relatively short period of time, the company says.

“Aspire Global shares Spelinspektionen’s ambition to promote healthy gaming behaviour and regrets the turn of events,” the press release underscores.