Aspire Global integrates with Swedish self-exclusion scheme
Aspire Global has said its AG Communications subsidiary is now fully compliant with online gambling laws in Sweden, after being criticised by national regulator Spelinspektionen for failing to comply with a key player protection measure in the country's iGaming regulations.
Earlier this month the regulator noted that Genesis Global and AG Communications had failed to properly integrate with national self-exclusion database Spelpaus, which it said had allowed some players to access gambling products while excluded.
Aspire Global has now told iGamingBusiness.com that it has carried out work to fix a technical faul and ensure that it is fully integrated with the system. Earlier this week Genesis Global also confirmed that it has fixed a similar issue.
“We took all the necessary actions immediately in order to resolve the technical issue and all our Swedish websites are now up and running,” a spokesperson for Aspire Global spokesperson said.
“Aspire Global views compliance and responsible gambling as a top priority,” they explained. “We are committed to cooperate with the Swedish regulations in order to provide our players with a safe gaming environment.”
Spelpaus.se has been introduced in Sweden to coincide with the launch of the country’s regulated online betting and gaming market on January 1. Licensed operators active in Sweden are required to integrate their platforms with the solution.
Spelinspektionen has warned that it could be forced to begin withdrawing licences or issuing fines to operators that fail to do so.
Since launching on New Year’s Day, more than 10,000 people have signed up to the Spelpaus.se initiative in order to block themselves from licensed gambling websites.