Spelinspektionen rescinds Svenska Spel licence
Spelinspektionen, the Gaming Inspectorate of Sweden, has nullified Svenska Spel’s licence for the operation of gaming machines in a casino in Sundsvall.
Spelinspektionen revealed that the police in Västernorrland county, which is where the city is located, had stated that from the months of January until September of last year, the police filed 92 reports that concerned Lucky Bar. Some of these reports were of threats and violence with 25 of them linked to the establishment.
On the 21st of January, the authority denied an application that was presented for acquiring a licence in order to operate casino games at the location’s Lucky Bar. The application was denied because of the disarray of the establishment.
Moreover, on the 11th of January, Svenska Spel received a notice that described the authority’s consideration of rescinding the licence. A few weeks later, Svenska Spel was provided with a chance to speak on the reports that were obtained by the police.
Svenska Spel ended up releasing two statements, the first on the 18th of January and the second being on the 12th of February. It mentioned that the establishment’s staff were dedicated to doing their jobs correctly, and the operator claimed that it had already gone through an observation check on the 6th of February.
Despite the fact that the Swedish law enables slot machines to be provided in establishments outside of casinos, it is required for that venue to be a well functional one in many different factors.
Spelinspektionen said that to figure out if the operator needs to get its licence revoked or not, it considered the fact that these incidents took place is a short span of time, and also looked at the number of incidents that occurred and how disturbing they were.