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Betsson subsidiary NGG Nordic has seen its fine by Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen reduced this week, with the total owed by the group standing at SEK14 million, down from SEK19 million.
The group was fined in June over bonus rules violations, and they took the case to the Administrative Court in Linköping. The operator made a partially convincing argument related to the definition of a bonus and the betting requirements tied to them. This led to the lower fine, as the court did mostly side with the regulator in the case. Bonuses are generally not allowed in Sweden past a sign-up promotion, and NGG reportedly offered multiple promotions to players in their operation.
In a statement Spelinspektionen addressed the matter, saying: "When assessing the size of the penalty fee, the administrative court states that an overall assessment must be made based on all relevant circumstances. The court considers that the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate had reason to decide on a warning and a penalty fee."