Online Poker Room Faces Questioning
By staff
Online poker room has announced that it is in the process of clarifying its operational structure following questions raised by the Swedish Gaming Board on the extent of its operations within Swedish borders.

The Malta-licensed poker company said that it is fully cooperating with the Swedish gaming authorities after the body sent questionnaires authorised by Swedish regulations to a number of companies in an effort to establish the extent of their activities in the country.

In a statement issued late last week, 24hPoker said it believes that the Board may have been confused by the complicated nature of its structure. Company spokesperson Pia Rosin said it appeared that there may have been some confusion over what parts of the operation were in Malta and what parts were in Sweden due to a similarity in company titles.

“We believe that the actual problem is that our Maltese gaming operation and the Swedish supplier operation have the same name,” said Rosin. “We have decided to change the name of our Swedish operations to better reflect our business in Sweden to avoid further confusion.

Rosin said that operations in Sweden include software development, group management, group accounting functions and other corporate structure elements.

“All the actual gaming operations are in Malta and our customer support is in Estonia,” said Rosin. “As far as we know at this present moment in time, the Gaming Board in Sweden has accepted this. They have asked us a few more questions and we have replied.

“We are expecting that they will either give us the all clear or maybe they will come back with more questions. However, we are confident that all our operations are compliant with Swedish, Maltese and European law.”

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