Tag Archives: Lotteriinspektionen

Reformed Swedish Gambling Act set for final vote this Thursday

Sweden’s Cultural Affairs Committee has detailed its support for the legislation to revamp the national gambling framework, introducing the new ‘Swedish Gambling Act’ replacing the 1994 Lottery Act and the Casino Act of 1999. The committee has recommended no changes to the legislation, which will now be forwarded for a final debate and voting by Parliament set for Thursday 7 …

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Lotteriinspektionen secures extra budget ahead of Swedish licensing window opening

Sweden’s national gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has confirmed that it has secured an additional SEK 19 million (€1.8 million) in operating budget to expand its resources ahead of Sweden opening its newly licensed market on 1 January 2019. The update sees Lotteriinspektionen total year budget increased 37% to SEK 70 million (€6.7 million). This April the Swedish government, published its revamped …

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Sweden moves forward with national gambling reform

As anticipated the Swedish government has published its long-awaited revamped national gambling policy, in which it will open a new licensing window for online gambling/betting operators. Re-regulating the market, Swedish policymakers have placed a significant emphasis on consumer protections, industry responsibility, monitoring of betting enterprises combined with an all-around improvement in standards. The revamped framework, sees the Swedish government split …

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Ismail Vali – Sweden: The survival of the fittest

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Confirmation came this week that the licensing process for the new national gambling code in Sweden has been delayed until 1 August. SBC News took the opportunity to speak to industry consultant Ismail Vali about the number of operators he expects to populate the market, industry benchmarks for gaming legislation, and how to retain players when bonuses become non-permissible as …

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Big Day! Swedish government to publish full gambling framework on Thursday

Issuing a statement, the Swedish government has revealed that it will seek to publish its entire revamped national gambling policy this Thursday 5 April 2018. This March, the long-awaited legislation passed the EU-wide business conditions/standards set by the European Commission, upon review of Sweden’s new national gambling framework. Sweden’s regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will now move to replace its 1994 Lottery …

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Tight Timetable – Lotteriinspektionen moves to open Swedish licensing window on 1 July

Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has detailed that it will move to open its licensing application window on 1 July, as the government finalises its new online gambling framework. In late 2017, the Swedish government released a draft copy of regulatory provisions for its revamped national gambling policy. As yet Lotteriinspektionen has not presented its final tax plan for online gambling …

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Newly reformed Sper becomes trade association for Swedish marketplace

As Sweden prepares to re-regulate its gambling market, allowing for newly licensed online betting operators, gaming ethics council Speletiska Rådet (Sper) has announced that it has reformed its body to become an industry trade association. Previously acting as a sector ethics council, Sper focused on implementing best practices and consumer protections for Swedish state-owned gaming enterprises. However, Sper CEO Jenny …

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Lotteriinspektionen appoints Camilla Rosenberg to acting Director General as National Gambling review enters ‘crucial period’

Sweden’s gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen, has confirmed the appointment of Camilla Rosenberg as Acting Director General, as Swedish Parliament reviews its national gambling framework. Updating industry stakeholders, Lotteriinspektionen governance confirmed that Rosenberg who has acted as internal Head of Operations will takeover leadership of the regulator as of 15 May. The appointment sees Rosenberg replace Haken Hallstedt as Director General, who …

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Sweden awaits Lotteriinspektionen gambling report

Swedish gambling regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will today publish its commissioned report, detailing provisions for a potential national regulated gambling framework. Swedish MPs and industry stakeholders have eagerly awaited the report, which was commissioned by the government in 2015 for the purpose of commencing a license-based system for gambling operators. In January, fears arose of further industry regulatory delays following the …

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Hakan Hallstedt resignation spreads fear of further Swedish regulatory delays

Swedish gambling stakeholders have been left in limbo regarding the country’s path towards a regulated online gambling market following the departure of Hakan Hallstedt as Director General of Lotteriinspektionen, Sweden’s national gambling regulator. Last Friday, Lotteriinspektionen governance confirmed that Hallstedt would not be renewing his tenure as Director General, as he had accepted a placement as Judge for the Blekinge District, …

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