Repeat Bonus Offer Breaches Earn ComeOn Group a Record Swedish Fine
Spelinspektionen has fined the iGaming platform operators, ComeOn Group, a record $20.96 million after finding four of its domains guilty of violating a prohibition regarding bonus offer repeats.
Confirming the verdict via an official press release, the Swedish regulator made it clear that Hajper.com, Snabbare.com, CasinoStugan.com, and ComeOn.com, which were all locally-licensed domains of the firm, had been slammed with several sanctions after investigations revealed that they were guilty of providing local players with illegal bonus funds and complimentary spins.
Spelinspektionen provided a more detailed breakdown of the fines imposed on each site. In statements made available to the public, it revealed that CasinoStugan.com had to pay a fine to the tune of $2.99 million for giving a particular competitor free spins and bonus cash of over $2,500.
Going further, Spelinspektionen revealed that it had awarded a heavier $4.19 million verdict against ComeOn.com after findings revealed that the outfit had offered a sample player over $4,500 in bonus cash.
In a situation that only appears to worsen, the Swedish watchdog announced further punishments. For one, Hajper.com, the firm’s Malta-based domain, received a $5.99 million sanction for indulging two local gaming enthusiasts with free bets and over $2,400 in bonus cash.
Bringing its verdict to a close, the local regulator also made the public aware of the $7.79 million penalties awarded against the online casino, Snabbare.com for issuing a sample player bonus funds over $2,500 in addition to complimentary spins.
In an official statement released by the regulatory body, Spelispektionen further made its stance clear regarding the violations.
“Gaming companies with a Swedish license may only offer their customers a bonus at the first gaming opportunity…Serious violations must result in the license being revoked unless a warning is considered sufficient.”