June 21, 2024 3 min read


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Spelinspektionen Bans MRSL over Unlicensed Gambling

The Spelinspektionen said that it had reached out to MRSL but received no response

The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has issued yet another ban, this time against MRSL NV. The decision came after the authority understood that the company, through its MrSloty.com brand, targeted the Swedish market without possessing the necessary license.

The Spelinspektionen investigated the matter and, after evaluating the available information, learned that MRSL’s gambling website contained information in Swedish and accepted Swedish kronor (SEK) as currency. In addition, MrSloty offered customer support in Swedish and did not do anything to prevent Swedish players from registering or creating an account.

As a result, the Spelinspektionen concluded that MRSL’s MrSloty brand actively targeted the Swedish market, offering unlicensed gambling to local players.

While MRSL’s website states that it is operated under master license 8065/JAZ, the Swedish regulator was unable to find information about which country it is based in or licensed from.

The Spelinspektionen added that it had reached out to MRSL but received no response.

The Spelinspektionen Continues to Fight for a Healthier Market

The Spelinspektionen’s decision to ban MRSL over the activities of its MrSloty brand comes just after another ban wave that saw the regulator ban four more operators. The operators in question included Samiland, Santeda International, Bigskin Trading and Gamevio.

The last two, according to the authority, had offered illegal skins gambling, allowing players to gamble for and with video game skins. All four websites targeted the Swedish market despite lacking the relevant license, the Spelinspektionen concluded.

For context, the Spelinspektionen uses a list of cues to determine whether an unlicensed website is actively targeting the Swedish market, these include the following:

  • sites that offer deposits and withdrawals in SEK
  • sites that use a .se domain, Sweden’s national domain
  • sites that contain information in Swedish
  • sites that include the conditions to participate from Sweden
  • sites that offer a FAQ or customer support in Swedish
  • sites that have contact information including a Swedish phone number
  • sites that market to Swedish consumers
  • sites working together with a Swedish payment provider
  • sites that use an e-identification system exclusively or typically used by Swedish customers

The Spelinspektionen’s task is to watch over the regulated gambling market and channel players toward the licensed operators, contributing to the overall market health.

The reasons for the regulator’s decisions to ban certain operators are all available on its official website.

In other news, the Spelinspektionen recently announced its intention to continue its legal fight with Zimpler and appeal the Court of Appeal in Jönköping decision to revoke the regulator’s earlier cease order.


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