Tag Archives: Spelinspektionen

Spelinspektionen submits match-fixing regulations to European Commission

Spelinspektionen has submitted new regulations and general advice on match fixing to the National Board of Trade for notification to the European Commission. Under the new rules, betting markets would be limited to the top four divisions of football, with betting on the Swedish Cup restricted to matches featuring teams from said divisions. This policy has also been extended to …

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EGBA warns against Swedish ‘one-size-fits-all’ deposit limits

The European Betting and Gaming Association (EGBA) has suggested that the Swedish government heeds advice from the country’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, to not impose mandatory deposit limits over concerns regarding channelisation. The limits, which have been proposed by the country’s health minister Ardalan Shekarabi, have suggested a number of restrictions on online gambling, including an enforced deposit limit of 5000 …

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BOS – Swedish channelisation strategy failing to meet casino

Swedish trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has published a report revealing that channelisation rates for both online casino and sports betting are tracking significantly below government expectations. Since the market reopened on 1 January 2019, it is estimated that between 80% and 85% of players have been channelled to licensed sports betting sites. This dropped for online casino sites …

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Soft2Bet’s Boris Chaikin on meeting punters’ needs through white label development

Innovation and evolution of product offerings have been the key to mitigating the impact of sporting cancellations, writes Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin. As the wider betting and gaming industry continues to find new ways to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, Chaikin (pictured below) discusses Soft2Bet’s heritage, white label model, and how the company has adjusted amid the current pandemic. …

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Sweden proposes tougher online measures for remainder of 2020

Mandatory weekly deposits and caps on bonus offers are due to be rolled out across Sweden from 1 June until the end of the year, as part of the country’s new coronavirus-led online gambling restrictions. Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi has proposed that weekly deposits are limited to SEK5,000, with a SEK100 cap on bonus offers. …

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Spelinspektionen offers new guidance on virtual sports content

Responding to licensee queries, Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen has issued new guidance for virtual sports content and simulated events, in the absence of a traditional sports programme.   Spelinspektionen clarified that Swedish sportsbooks require no further licensing arrangement to offer virtual sports content to customers. The regulatory authority underlined that all virtual sports content serviced by bookmakers must be provided by …

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Svenska Spel rolls out match-fixing education programme across football clubs

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has strengthened its commitment to tackling match-fixing by rolling out a new digital education initiative across 2,328 football clubs. The aim of the initiative is to offer both athletes and football associations a greater understanding of the risks associated with match-fixing. The scheme, which includes information on spotting signs of problem gambling, has been …

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Kindred challenges Spelinspektionen penalty on player incentives

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has become the latest to fall foul of Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen’s rules on customer bonusing and incentives. Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it has issued Kindred a fine totalling SEK 100 million (€9m) following an inspection undertaken across its Swedish brand portfolio. The regulator stated that Kindred’s flagship Unibet brand, as well as subsidiaries Maria Casino, …

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ATG warned by Swedish regulator over bonus ‘violation’

Sweden’s gambling regulator, Spelinspektionen, has issued a warning to ATG regarding a number of technical issues which allowed players to receive bonus offers on multiple occasions. In February, the operator sent a letter to Spelinspektionen informing the regulator of the issue. Under Sweden’s Gambling Act of 2018, licensees are prohibited from offering players a bonus offer multiple times. The operator …

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Spelinspektionen steps in over Enlabs inactivity

Spelinspektionen, Swedish gambling’s regulatory inspectorate, has warned Entertainment Laboratories (Enlabs) that it could move to revoke its licence due to a lack of activity recorded within a re-regulated Swedish marketplace. Enlabs has been given a 1 July 2020 deadline to begin operating gaming activities in Sweden, after the regulator issued its demand. Responding to the warning, Baltic facing Enlabs has …

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