Spelinspektionen Kicks Casineia Out of Sweden

This week Swedish gaming regulator Spelinspektionen announced that they were banning Ease Gaming N.V., the operator of Casineia from operating in the country.

The decision came as Spelinspektionen determined that Casineia was targeting Swedish customers, despite not having a license in the country. Ease Gaming instead operates with a Curacao license. The regulator determined that the company was targeting Swedes due to it having Swedish language support and language, in addition to letting customers actively select Sweden as a home territory when registering accounts.

Ease Gaming also operates the sites Gamblii, Jinxcasino, and Slothive, although those currently aren't targeting Swedish players.

If Ease doesn't leave the market, Spelinspektionen can refer the matter to police, who can choose to criminally prosecute the company's management.

In a statement regarding the ban Spelinspektionen said, "The Gambling Act applies to games provided in Sweden, with specifically stated exceptions. It is a prohibitive legislation that is based on the principle that everyone who acts on the Swedish gaming market must have a licence. It is therefore not permitted to provide games without a license when one is required.

"The purpose of the new regulation is for gambling to be channeled to offers from responsible, reliable and controllable players. The regulation is based on the fact that everyone who acts on the Swedish gambling market must have a Swedish gambling license and that other actors without a license must be shut out.

"Spelinspektionen considers that, with regard to consumer protection and to guarantee gaming safety, it is important that the decision is complied with immediately."

About the author

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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