Internet gambling groups Aspire Global and Genesis Global have had their fees imposed by Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen lowered by the Administrative Court in Linköping.
Aspire was made to pay a SEK 3 million fine in April and Genesis was ordered to pay SEK 4 million due to breaches in Sweden's self-exclusion laws. The regulations require licensed betting sites to integrate their services with the self-exclusion system tied to the regulator. Both groups failed to do this, as self-excluded players were still able to register and play on the sites.
The Court did agree that both companies did warrant punishment, but that the fees levied were factored incorrectly. This resulted in a ruling that saw the fines lowered, although the amount of the fee wasn't published.
Spelinspektionen has suffered numerous setbacks in court, as they've been ruled to be too aggressive in issuing fines and shortening the length of gaming licenses.