Svenska Spel To Close Lucky Bar Restaurant Casino Due To Incidents

Svenska Spel has been advised by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) that it can no longer run its Lucky Bar restaurant casino in Sundsvall.

The Västernorrland Police Authority registered 92 “prepared violence and threat-related incident reports linked to the Lucky Bar with about 25 of them having a direct connection to the venue.

Part of the stipulations for the use of gaming vending machines, according to the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s assessment, was that they should only be used in places that were in ‘good order.’

It read: “When considering whether Svenska Spel should retain its license due to disorder on the gaming place Lucky Bar in Sundsvall, the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate has taken into account how close in time the incidents occurred, the number of incidents during the year, to what extent the incidents have been linked to the venue and the nature of the disturbances.

Incidents linked to Lucky Bar

“It appears from the incident reports from the Police Authority that the incidents have been directly linked to Lucky Bar, Sundsvall. The events that have occurred during the period January-September 2020 refers to illegal threats, assault, aggravated possession of a knife, theft, minor drug offenses on several different occasions and violence against an official.

“The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate states that the incidents that have been reported by the police are of a serious nature and that serious order problems have existed in many occasions. Good order can not be considered to prevail there.”