Swedish ATG will no longer accept bets from foreigners
AB Trav och Galopp (ATG), the licensed Swedish horse racing and trotting operator, has confirmed that it will no longer accept registrations from non-national customers.
ATG will not accept bets from customers without a Swedish ID
AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has confirmed that it will no longer accept registrations from overseas customers. ATG sites are obliged to register all players who place bets on their sites, in accordance with the new rules of the Swedish gambling regulatory regime. Customers who are not in Swedish national identity registry systems will not be allowed to place bets on ATG games and tracks. ATG said all existing terminals would be replaced with Mandatory identification machines as part of its digital makeover project.
In a statement, ATG said that as of 1st of July, foreign visitors are no longer allowed to open temporary ATG accounts. They will not be able to play in the terminal on the slopes or in the shops. Prior to an internal review, ATG management decided that it would no longer accept registrations from foreign players.
According to ATG, his team had to perform important administrative tasks to register foreign clients and allocate their earnings. Only union partners could accept non-national players betting on Swedish racetracks and pools.
Customers who are not eligible to obtain an ATG account are referred to the gaming operators in their country. Foreign visitors can play on their country’s respective game company during their stay in Sweden. This summer, ATG said its new V64 Xpress competition format would strengthen its commitment to the winter program of Swedish trotting competitions.
ATG has received several warnings violating the age requirement rules
Recently ATG and Polar Limited, the operating company of Coolbet.com, were warned by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen for breaking Swedish sports betting rules. In February, it was announced that ATG was breaking legal age rules and accepting bets on a horse ridden by a minor jockey.
ATG voluntarily reported the incident to The watchdog of gaming regulations in Sweden, explaining all the details of the violation and promised to take the necessary steps to prevent such incidents from recurring. Since then, the operator has taken steps to ensure that bets on minor competitors do not recur.
Prior to this incident, Spelinspektionen had noticed that ATG did not display the age requirements on some of its advertisements as it should have. Then, the operator was exposed to a fine of $ 175,422 for any subsequent breach. The operator also sent marketing messages to 77 people who had signed up for a self-exclusion program and were warned that he would pay a fine of $ 337,980.