More than 20,000 people have entered the Swedish self-exclusion registry
The Spelinspektionen Swedish gambling regulator has announced that its Spelpaus.se player self-exclusion program currently contains more than 20,000 names.
The service was launched on January 1st in connection with the opening of a regulated online gambling market in the country. It allows users to block their access to online gambling services and refuse to participate in any marketing campaigns related to online gambling.
Spelpaus.se applies only to operators that are licensed in the Swedish market. To date, Spelinspektionen has licensed 69 companies, and this list will grow.
One of the conditions for obtaining new licenses is full integration with the Spelpaus.se self-exclusion system.
However, Spelinspektionen was forced to issue a series of warnings to its licensed operators regarding this requirement after it discovered several irregularities in their work. In particular, this was due to non-compliance with the rules regarding self-exclusion of players. Violators have become gambling operators Genesis Global and AG Communications, a subsidiary of Aspire Global.
Representatives of Spelinspektionen warned that if any licensed operators continue to violate this rule, this may lead to the revocation of licenses for online gambling, as well as imposing financial penalties.
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