Spelinspektionen Fighting Casino Cosmopol Court Ruling

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Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has announced that they're appealing a court ruling that reduced a penalty against Casino Cosmopol, saying that they want the operator to pay the full SEK 8 million amount.

Spelinspektionen laid down the fine last year, for different regulation violations at the operator's land betting establishments. The regulator said that the breaches were "serious and systematic violations of gaming regulations", and that the fine should be substantial. Casino Cosmopol appealed the fine to the Administrative Court of Linköping. The court ruled that while the violations did warrant a fine, that SEK 8 million was too much and instead lowered the fine to SEK 3 million.

The regulator says that they've decided to appeal because they don't understand why the court lowered the fine, and what legal backing they have.

It now appears that the case will continue for some time, given the slow pace that's taken place thus far.

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