Casino operators Mr Green and Karl Casino were handed injunctions this week by the Swedish Consumer Agency after the two groups marketed services to self-excluded gamblers, violating the country's Gaming Act.
The injunction specifies that the sites don't communicate with gamblers who've self-excluded through the country's Spelpaus exclusion system. Both groups were found to have sent postal mail and email offers to those on the list, offering them offers to gamble on the sites. Mr Green claims that there was an issue with coordinating their databases and that the issue has been fixed. Karl Casino owners L&L Europe claims that the problem was due to human error, but have likewise fixed the problems.
For their sake, both groups better hope that they're right, as the injunction notified them that they'll be issued a SEK2 million fine if they're found to target the players.
Speaking about the matter Swedish Consumer Agency process counsel Johanna Nyblom noted: "The law is very clear on this point; the idea is that players who want to pause or stop playing should be completely protected from direct inducements to gamble, as well as from getting advertising directly on mobile devices or via email."