Tag Archives: Sweden

Shekarabi calls for a tightening of Swedish licensing duties 

Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden’s Minister of Social Securities, having drafted a raft of new safer gambling and consumer protection proposals, has seen them endorsed by the Swedish government.  Addressing the media, Shekarabi stated that “the gambling market is where many Swedish consumers are vulnerable and therefore the government is right to take back control”. The minister has proposed “new controls to …

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Svenska Spel places DEI duties at the forefront of SVFF renewal 

Svensk Fotboll (SVFF) Sweden’s Football Association, has renewed Svenska Spel as the principal sponsor of Swedish national football teams for a further seven years.  The new partnership, which expires in 2028, will see Sweden’s state-owned gambling and national lottery operator support SVFF civic projects promoting diversity, equality and inclusion of Swedish football. Svenska Spel has served as the principal sponsor …

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BOS backs Larsson inquiry but maintains warning on channelisation declines 

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s Online Gambling Association – has stated its support for proposals to combat match-fixing and unlicensed gambling.  The trade association has backed draft measures put forward by Gunnar Larsson, Director General of Sweden’s Chamber of Commerce, but warned lawmakers that “new measures will not be enough to achieve Sweden’s channelisation goals”. In 2020, Larsson was …

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Betway avoids maximum penalty on Swedish bonus infringements

Betway has been fined SEK 100,000 (€9,800) by Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, for promoting an unauthorised bonus campaign to its customers. Applied since January 2019, Sweden’s reformed Gaming Act permits licensed operators to offer one bonus to customers as a welcome incentive. On 10 June 2021, Spelinspektionen was informed that Betway SE had contacted a segment of its customer base …

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Spelinspektionen shows new enforcement actions against Curacao operators  

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s gambling inspectorate has taken direct action against a further 23 unlicensed operators deemed to be illegally targeting the country’s regulated online gambling marketplace  The inspectorate has informed its Swedish counterpart authorities and financial institutions of 23 Curacao-based businesses and their related websites that are undertaking illegal gambling activities. The public disclosure of illegal businesses forms part of …

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Svenska Spel tops prize pool for Swedish Skiing’s Elite Tour

Svenska Spel has announced that it has allocated an additional SEK 1 million (€100,000) in prize money to be distributed amongst Swedish pro-ski and pro-snowboarding competitions this winter. The extra prize funding has been pledged to Skidförbundet – Sweden’s Ski Association, who last winter expanded its sponsorship agreement with Svenska Spel, who became the principal sponsor of all Swedish pro-Ski …

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Spelinspektionen ordered to review deposit limits & spend caps

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has been issued its ordinance assignment to evaluate temporary online gambling safeguards imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assignment has been sanctioned by Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Social Security, as a condition of Sweden ending its temporary online casino restrictions on 14 November. Since July 2020, Swedish licensed operators have been forced to impose a mandatory …

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Spelinspektionen backs Swedish Consumer Credit inquiry 

Sweden’s gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen will support a special government inquiry examining consumer credit and concerns of public over-indebtedness.  Announced last week, the Swedish government has commissioned an inquiry seeking to provide “measures to reduce predatory lending and counteract over-indebtedness amongst consumers”. The Swedish government stated that it held concerns at the excessive promotion of credit services, providing facilities to take …

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Swedish sports to establish unified anti-corruption programme 

Swedish sports leading regulatory bodies have agreed to form a new anti-corruption programme promoting internal cooperation to aid investigative work into match-fixing and further threats.  The development of the programme will be led by Riksidrottsförbundet (RF)– Sweden’s Sports Confederation tasked with developing protective measures to safeguard the country’s pro-sports against match-fixing threats and corruption.   RF’s new directive has been supported …

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Sweden to end online casino restrictions on 14 November

The Swedish government will end its temporary restrictions on online casinos from 14 November. According to Swedish media reports, the government will no longer enforce its policy that had been applied since 1 July 2020 as a protective measure for Swedish citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed operators had been forced to impose a mandatory SEK 5,000 (€480) weekly deposit …

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