10,000 Swedish Gamblers Have Self-Excluded from Online Play

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A week after the country's online betting market went live, Sweden has reported that 10,000 adults have self-excluded themselves from online betting.

The country's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen revealed the numbers, wherein the self-excluded registered with Spelpaus.se, which serves as Sweden's self-exclusion registry. All licensed online casinos in Sweden are obligated to check the database against new player registrations, and must block access to those who are on the list.

Most of those who have self-excluded have gone for total exclusion, but options for one to six months are also available. Sweden has a population of over 10 million people, and the large number of registrations would appear to be a demonstration of how successful the country's marketing of the exclusion list availability has been.

While registrations have been successful, there have been reports of excluded punters being able to play on sites. The regulator said that they're looking into these claims and will take appropriate action as they learn more.

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23 January 2019 - 1:26pm

While registrations have been successful, there have been reports of excluded punters being able to play on sites.

Of course that's not good and I hope the guilty casinos would be found and sanctioned, there's just too many players out there and you shouldn't be tempted of breaking the rules and allow a self-excused addicted punters playing trying to use their problems in your favor.

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23 January 2019 - 4:51pm

I am not sure if I understand this article correctly...
Tey are voluntarily registering in the Spelpaus, which should be Self Pause in English...

A week brought in 10,000, so some months later, it will be quite bigger.
It is good.