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BOS: Sweden must reject Illogical controls on gambling advertising

Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has urged the government to reject proposals imposing tighter advertising controls on the gambling sector. A review of advertising standards had been proposed by the Gambling Market Inquiry led by Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson, who was charged with evaluating the marketplace following its first-year post re-regulation in 2019. Of concern …

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BOS demands Swedish government end pandemic restrictions

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s online gambling trade association has urged the government to end its d restrictions for online casinos from 29 September, and not on 14 November as has been announced.  The trade body cited that almost all general restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted from September 29 across Swedish business – therefore regulations concerning …

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Spelinspektionen reiterates its sportsbook warning on in-play markets

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has warned licensed online sportsbook operators to closely follow and maintain its rules with regards to their in-play market offerings.  The notice follows official Spelinspektionen warnings to Swedish state-owned racing operator AB Trav Galopp (ATG) and Polar Limited, the operating firm of Coolbet.com for breaching Gaming Act provisions on sportsbook markets. During Q1 trading, ATG has …

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SPER publishes aligned framework on Swedish gambling’s terms and conditions

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association has published a ‘draft framework’ outlining best practices on consumer terms and conditions for its members to follow.  The advisory framework has been developed in response to criticism by Konsumentverket – Sweden’s Consumer Agency with regards to the unaligned standards of the Swedish regulated market’s terms and conditions. In response, SPER …

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BOS remains confident of positive outcomes amid Sweden’s political rupture

BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, has issued its response to the decision of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to end his leadership tenure , predicting what the political circumstance will mean for the future of the gambling industry. The Prime Minister’s resignation followed a vote of no confidence in his government by the Riksdag, last week. This decision …

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BOS welcomes Constitutional Committee criticism of gambling restrictions

Swedish gambling regulator BOS has called for the country’s government to end temporary restrictions on the gambling industry, following criticism of the constraints by the Constitutional Committee of the Riksdag. The temporary measures, aimed at ‘particularly risky forms of gambling’, first came into force on 2 July 2020. They have been extended several times and are currently set to run …

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BOS calls for Svenska Spel strip down to secure market clarity

Svenska Spel

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has reiterated its concerns on competition and fair market standards with regards to Swedish state lottery and gambling monopoly Svenska Spel’s influence on regulatory affairs.  Responding to the Riksdag commissioned ‘Gambling Market Inquiry’ (‘Spelmarknadsutredningen’), BOS outlined that Swedish gambling continues to be undermined by the presence of Svenska Spel, which is …

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BOS supports rejection of Swedish horse racing levy

The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, BOS, has supported the Gambling Market Inquiry’s rejection of a potential horse racing levy. A proposal to introduce a five percent betting levy had been seen by horse racing industry figures in Sweden as a means to distribute funds to the sector. However, the Gambling Market Inquiry rejected the proposal in its entirety, a …

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Swedish consumer affairs agency highlights operator deficiencies on terms and conditions

Konsumentverket, Sweden’s consumer affairs agency, has issued a warning to licensed online gambling operators of their duties in ‘providing balanced and fair conditions to consumers’.  The agency stated that it had found ‘numerous shortcomings’ having undertaken a review of terms and conditions across 13 operators picked at random.   The operators reviewed by Konsumentverket were AG Communications, Bayton, Blue Star Planet, …

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Sweden launches ‘Larsson Inquiry’ on black market matters

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Gunnar Larsson, Director General of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, will lead an inquiry to safeguard Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace against black-market threats.    The appointment of Larsson was officially announced by Swedish Social Affairs Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, the lead advocate of recent ‘temporary player restrictions and controls’ that have ruptured Sweden’s online …

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