Swedish Regulator Drops Fines on Paf and Genesis Global

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This week Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has announced that they've dropped fines on Genesis Global and Paf for violating the country's self-exclusion laws.

Genesis Global got the largest fine at SEK 4 million as well as a warning, while Paf was given a much smaller SEK 100,000 fine and warning. The country liberalised their online betting market on January 1st and has strict rules about enforcing self-exclusion measures, which require them to block access to anyone who signs up for the national self-exclusion registry.

The two companies had multiple complaints filed against them by punters in the country who were on the list yet still able to play, which led to the investigation and subsequent fines. Genesis oversees multiple betting domains such as Casino Cruise, Vegas Hero, Pelaa, Spel, and Casino Joy, and it's likely they had more breaches that led to the higher fine total.

Speaking about the fine a Genesis representative noted: "Genesis always takes compliance and responsible gambling at the core of its business operations in order to ensure a safe gaming environment to its players. Therefore, any regulatory requirements and guidelines are being treated as highest priority."

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4 April 2019 - 7:31pm

There's nothing bad that in Sweden rules are so strict about allowing self included players being allowed to gamble..probably that should be the approach anywhere.

Take a deep breath Dustin and try to pronounce Spelinspektionen after a few drinks 😠...I could not...despite the tries 😀

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7 April 2019 - 3:38pm

Genesis Global also has Vegas Hero casino, Genesis casino, Spinit and Sloty so a lot of the players they have are probably from Sweden, which is why it's crucial that everyone has the same rules and that they abide by them.