Betsson Warned Over Yellow Card Bets

Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen announced this week that they've issued a warning to operator Betsson over allowing betting on whether yellow cards would be issued.

Sweden's gaming regulations were changed in 2020 to try to avoid match-fixing, bringing bans on penalties or cards being issued during matches. The regulator was given a tip that Betsson had allowed the wager in May of this year in a match between Malmo FF and Elfsborg in the country's top men's league.

Betsson acknowledged that they did violate the rules, but said that the bet was offered as part of a combination bet that had been designed by a third-party company. The company argued that the bets shouldn't have been in violation as they couldn't be used for match-fixing in the way that they were constructed. Betsson has claimed it is now using tools to prevent these bets from being offered in Sweden.

Betsson is being told not to offer the bets again, but was spared a fine seeing as how the operator didn't believe it was in violation at the time and that the company had taken steps to avoid allowing the bets to be offered again.

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