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Swedish Affiliate in Website Clash

by Glenn Baird - August 18, 2017

It was reported earlier this week in Swedish news outlet Breakit that an affiliate known as RakeTech has been accused of using an organisation designed to promote children’s health and well-being in schools to direct users towards online casinos.

Breakit claims that RakeTech used a domain name that was only very subtly different from Barnverket’s , simply changing the .se to .nu.

RakeTech’s website was apparently very similar to the original, in that it contained articles referring to the health and well-being of children in school. However, there was one reportedly significant difference and that was the switch in content to an article about casinos, containing links to what it referred to as “responsible” operators.

This site has since been shut down with RakeTech’s CEO, Michael Holmberg stating that he has offered to give the real BARNwerket the chance to take over the domain name used by his company.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.

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