Tag Archives: Gustaf Hoffstedt

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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IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

IBIA and BOS strengthen integrity commitment with MoU

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has entered into a new partnership with Sweden’s Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) whereby the duo will ‘work together on projects of mutual interest’. Through the memorandum of understanding (MoU), BOS and IBIA’s collaboration will likely focus on the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes in Sweden. Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of BOS, commented: “A …

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BOS: Swedish market holds no balance on confronting the black market 

Sweden’s Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) has branded the government’s proposals to extend temporary consumer restrictions on online casino wagering as illogical, with ministers devoid of the real-life consequences of their judgement. Sweden’s Riksdag has reviewed a raft of ‘Covid-19 protections’ proposed by the Ministry of Finance, which will see current weekly SEK 5,000 deposits limits and capped SEK …

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BOS slams ‘erroneous’ decision to extend Swedish casino limits

Sweden’s Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS) has urged the government to withdraw its proposals to extend current restrictions on the online gaming industry. Yesterday, the Minister for Social Insurance Ardalan Shekarabi highlighted his concerns of ‘continued risks in the area of ​​gambling’, confirming that the government has opened a consultation on extending the ‘temporary restrictions’ on the industry until 30 June …

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BOS backs Swedish enquiry’s rejection of ATG’s levy appeal

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has backed the decision of Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson to recommend against a mandatory levy for Swedish horseracing. Sörenson had been tasked with leading ‘gambling market enquiry’, evaluating whether the Riksdag should impose a mandatory levy on Swedish horseracing wagers mirroring bookmaker obligations in the UK, France and Denmark. The …

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BOS & NOGA call for European harmonisation after forming new cooperation pact

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Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming trade body, has signed a ‘cooperation pact’ with ‘The Netherlands Online Gambling Association’ (NOGA) to channel responsible participation within their respective marketplaces.    Having guided licensed incumbents through Sweden’s relaunch of its reformed online gambling marketplace during 2019. BOS confirms that it will share knowledge and best practices with NOGA as the Netherlands moves to …

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Why prohibiting betting markets ties the hands of the licensed market

As countries around the world were plunged into lockdown, punters turned towards the more niche betting markets such as Belarussian football, table tennis and lower-league Swedish football. But one issue that arose, in the case of the Swedish market, was the growing concern that the lower tiers of football may be more susceptible to match-fixing and betting corruption – which …

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Spelinspektionen issues ban on yellow card markets

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has issued a further crackdown on match-fixing after confirming that it will ban betting markets on rule violations such as expulsions, penalties and yellow cards in football. The new rules, which come into force from 1 January 2021, will be applicable to games played in Sweden. The regulations, according to the regulator, will mean that …

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Costello: ‘Swedish limits aren’t for player protection, they’re just pure politics’

Recognised as one of igaming’s most lucrative marketplaces, conditions in Sweden have been drastically altered following the government enforcing a series of wagering and deposit restrictions. The safer gambling measures were instantly criticised by licensed operators as well as the country’s regulator. The panel discussing ‘the fallout from Sweden’ at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital weighed in on developments. …

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BOS: Tightened regulations ‘might cause irreversible damage’

BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, has urged the government to withdraw its suggested measures to tighten regulations on the online casino industry. BOS pointed out that initial concerns relating to an increase in online casino during the lockdown had not occurred, and that the imposition of new measures would have a further negative impact on chanellisation. Gustaf …

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