Spelinspektionen penalises ComeOn Group brands over law violations
The Swedish licence allows iGaming operators to provide single bonuses to players who have just signed up on their sites, and the company’s four brands (ComeOn Sweden, Casinostugan, Snabbare, and Hajper) were found to be violating this law when they kept offering bonuses repeatedly.
All of these brands belong to the same group, ComeOn Group. The Swedish authority also revealed that it “also believes that by distributing gifts to vulnerable players, the companies have breached their duty of care in relation to the players in question.”
The company’s violations of the Swedish law were seen as “severe”, and the Spelinspektionen decided that their infringement “must result in the license being revoked, unless a warning is considered sufficient.”
This will end up with all four of these casinos getting issued a warning and having to pay a penalty fee. Spelinspektionen also stated that it has high expectations that this will be enough to fend the company off from ever violating the laws ever again. If they do not comply with the law, they will be banned from operating in Sweden.
Spelinspektionen further highlighted the details of the penalties:
A warning must be combined with a penalty fee. When determining the size of the penalty fee, special consideration shall be given to how serious the violation is and how long it has lasted. The penalty fee shall be set in relation to the company’s turnover in the licensed operations in the immediately preceding financial year and be set at an amount of at least SEK 5,000 and at most 10 percent of the licensee’s annual turnover of the game covered by the licenses.