Betsson loses a court case

In 2006, Betsson 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


For further information, please contact:



Pontus Lindwall, CEO and President Betsson AB (publ), phone: +46
(0)8 506 403 10 or +46 (0)708 27 51 55 or