In Sweden and the Spelinspektionen regulator has ordered iGaming operator ComeOn Group to pay a combined record fine of approximately $20.96 million after four of its domains were found to have breached a prohibition concerning repeat bonus offers.
The watchdog used an official press release to detail that the firm’s locally-licensed CasinoStugan.com, Hajper.com, ComeOn.com and Snabbare.com sites were all issued with warnings and financial penalties after an investigation uncovered that they had been illicitly providing local players with bonus funds and complimentary slot spins.
Spelinspektionen revealed that CasinoStugan.com will now be obliged to pay a fine of about $2.99 million for issuing one regular competitor with gratis spins as well as some $2,520 in bonus cash. The organization explained that it has moreover levied an even steeper $4.19 million judgement against ComeOn.com after the iGaming domain was adjudged to have offered around $4,800 in bonus cash to a sample player.
Continuing the bad news for ComeOn Group and the Swedish regulator pronounced that the Malta-based firm’s Hajper.com domain has been whacked with a $5.99 million punishment for awarding two local aficionados with free bets and bonus cash worth a combined $2,480. In conclusion and the state-run Spelinspektionen stated that it has additionally levied a $7.79 million penalty against the online casino at Snabbare.com after it was found to have issued a sample player with $2,520 in bonus funds as well as complimentary slot spins.
An official statement from Spelinspektionen read…
“Gaming companies with a Swedish license may only offer their customers a bonus at the first gaming opportunity. Spelinspektionen has in its supervision found that these four companies violated the legislation by offering bonuses on repeat occasions and we also believe that by distributing gifts to vulnerable players the companies have breached their duty of care in relation to the players in question. We consider these violations to be serious. Serious violations must result in the license being revoked, unless a warning is considered sufficient.”