Mr Green Loses Swedish Fine Appeal

Mr Green has lost a legal case against Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen, which fined the operator SEK31.5 million for various responsible gambling and anti-money laundering failures.

The appeal was rejected by Sweden's Administrative Court in Linköping, but the court ruled that Mr Green had a lack of routines to ensure compliance with policies and regulations set forth by the regulator. Mr Green was also found to have not fulfilled its duty of care obligations and didn't provide necessary steps to ensure customer knowledge as stipulated by the Money Laundering Act.

The court also ruled that Spelinspektionen's two warnings to the operator were sufficient, and that the fines were appropriate.

Spelinspektionen looked into Mr Green in 2019, conducting an investigation into the company's handling of 15 accounts. One account deposited SEK39.3 million, and the company didn't investigate potential laundering after the player stopped playing. Other breaches were found, including one player who lost more money than their announced taxable income with no intervention or investigation.

Now it appears that Mr Green will have to pay up the large fine, which is equivalent to €3 million. The company hadn't issued a comment as of 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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