Cherry fails in appeal against limited Swedish licence

Cherry fails in appeal against limited Swedish licence

The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal has rejected a challenge from Cherry against Spelinspektionen’s decision to limit a subsidiary’s operating licence to a two-year term.

Published 28th October 2020

The Swedish regulator last year granted Cherry’s Co Gaming subsidiary a two-year operating licence, covering its seven brands.

The operator then challenged the decision, only for the Administrative Court of Linköping to dismiss its appeal, concluding Spelinspektionen was within its rights to limit the licence term.

Cherry then took its appeals to the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping, but the Court again ruled in favour of the regulator.

The failed appeal come after Paf-owned Mandalorian Technologies this week said it had successfully appealed against a sanction for breaching bonus regulations that saw its Swedish licence term shortened.

The operator’s licence was shortened from five years to two after it was found to have offered bonuses to players on a number of occasions after they had signed to it platform.

However, while the Administrative Court of Linköping ruled that the SEK9m (£787,296/€870,343/$1.0m) penalty issued to Mandalorian should remain, it said the licence should be extended to three years.

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