STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2006, Betsson (STO:BETSB) sued the Swedish government for damages of SEK 102 million on the basis that the State back in 1997 improperly imposed a ban on slot machines which Betsson (former Cherryföretagen AB) operated. The district court in Stockolm has announced that Betsson lost the trial despite the fact that the ban was illegal.
"A clear case of court decay. Apparently the state can act outside the law while the law applies for everyone else.” says Pontus Lindwall CEO of Betsson in a comment.
Betsson has not yet decided to appeal the ruling or not.
The ruling of the district court is available for download at www.betssonab.com.
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