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Swedish regulator bans unlicensed Disrupt Entertainment

| By Marese O'Hagan
Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has issued an injunction prohibiting Curaçao-licensed Disrupt Entertainment Limited from providing online gambling services in Sweden with immediate effect.

Disrupt Entertainment, which owns the Casinosinners brand, was found to have targeted the Swedish market without the necessary licence.

Spelinspektionen provided Disrupt Entertainment with the opportunity to comment on the ban, but did not get a reply.

In the course of an investigation by the regulator, Casinosinners’ website was found to have information in Swedish, including the conditions for game participation.

In addition the site did not appear to have measures to block Swedish players from registering.

This infringed chapter one section two of Sweden’s 2018 Gambling Act, which stipulates that gaming promoted to the Swedish market is considered to be offered in Sweden. As Disrupt Entertainment was targeting the Swedish market, it was under the jurisdiction of the Act and therefore it was required to have the appropriate licence.

Spelinspektionen’s decision lies on chapter 18 section 23 of the Act, which states that a supervisory authority can issue injunctions and bans to ensure compliance.

Spelinspektionen has issued a number of bans this year for similar violations of the Act. In May Cerberlot NV, Digi Markets NV and Prism Marketing Limited received bans for operating unlicensed sites, while Nero Media received an injunction last week.

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