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Further to our report on the 15th January detailing Swedish Gambling Regulator  Spelinspektionen warning of operators violating the Self Exclusion set up for players. Online Casino Reviewer has learnt that many high profile operators have fallen foul, failing to implement procedures necessary as per the terms of their Swedish license.

Only last week Spelinspektionen warned two such operators for allowing players to continue playing on their sites, in spite of the fact they had signed up the self-exclusion scheme, spelpaus.se.

Now it has come to our attention here at OCR that many more operators have also turned a blind eye to the player protection system offered by Spelpaus. In direct contravention of their licensing agreement with Spelinspektionen.

The company Aspire Global and sister company Genesis Global had already been identified as continuing to send out promotional material to self-excluded players.

The Swedish regulator has already warned their license holders that they could be subjected to unlimited fines and in the worse case scenario, the revocation of their license.

The self exclusion system for players run by Spelpaus is similar to the GamStop system which is utilised by the UKGC for players that reside in the United Kingdom.

According to iGaming Business, over 10,000 players have signed up the self-exclusion system run by Spelpaus since January 1st 2019.