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The Swedish Court of Appeal has rejected the fine appeal of Lottoland’s subsidiary

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The Kammarratten of Sweden, the Court of Appeal in Sweden, rejected an appeal by United Lottery Solutions, a subsidiary of Lottoland, regarding a fine imposed by Spelinspektionen (the regulator) for 2019.

Lottoland was initially fined SEK700,000 (PS52,423/EUR65,492/$73,304) and issued an official warning by Spelinspektionen following breaches to Sweden’s laws on lottery betting more than two years ago.

The regulator found that ULS had offered the opportunity to players for them to wager on the lottery results of the Svenska Spel, the government-run lottery without permission from the operator.

Svenska Spel is the only lottery company in Sweden that has the right to sell games, such as Eurojackpot. ULS was offering results for this game on its Lottoland.se website.

Lottoland appealed the case to the Swedish Administrative Court at Linkoping after receiving an initial fine of €1,500 in 2019. The court also dismissed the appeal.

The Administrative Court found that ULS had not only offered bets on lottery results without Svenska Spel’s consent, but also presented these in such a manner that implied it was organising the draws themselves.

The operator appealed the initial decision to the Court of Appeal after losing the first round. It also confirmed Spelinspektionen’s original ruling.

Court of Appeal concluded also that ULS was offering additional games of chance in the form of scratchcards digital, but did not have the necessary licence.

Spelinspektionen ordered Indigo Soft, the operator of Cashalot in Sweden to remove itself from the market when it was discovered that the company targeted Swedish players who did not have a license.

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