Spelinspektionen Revokes Slot License at Restaurant

Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has revoked the slot license of the Lucky Bar restaurant casino in Sundsvall after there were multiple police reports filed at the premises.

The regulator cited that there were 92 police reports filed that were linked to the bar over a nine-month period in 2020, some of which contained threats of violence. The decision sees state-sponsored gambling group Svenska Spel unable to provide gaming machines on the site. Spelinspektionen did give the restaurant the opportunity to respond to the reports, and the venue claimed that their staff has behaved correctly. Furthermore, Svenska Spel conducted an inspection and didn't find any issues.

Still, that was not good enough for the restaurant, as Spelinspektionen ruled that the number of crimes committed there mean that the spot cannot be considered to be in "a state of good order", and therefore should not have a slot license.

No comment from the restaurant was available at press time.

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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