Tag Archives: Sweden

Kindred Group seeks clarity on Svenska Spel’s future position

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has detailed its concerns related to Svenska Spel’s potential influence on the future dynamics of a newly regulated Swedish gambling market. Last week the Swedish government published the updated provisions for its long-awaited revamped national gambling framework. In its update the Swedish government will split the gambling sector into three business compartments; Open/Competitive – For new licensed …

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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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Raketech unveils plans for TVmatchen.nu expansion

Raketech has announced plans to enhance its sports listings platform TVmatchen.nu with all-new dedicated sections for the biggest sporting events in 2018. The TVmatchen platform delivers real-time sports TV listings, statistics and betting tips to millions of sports fans across Sweden, Norway (TVkampen.com) and Denmark (TVsporten.dk). Raketech has confirmed plans to roll-out dedicated content for the biggest sporting events of …

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Svenska Spel begins search for new leader as Käll confirms 2018 exit

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel is in search of a new leader, following the resignation of Lennart Käll as Chief Executive. Updating the market, Käll confirmed that he would end his leadership tenure this coming summer, stating that it was time for Svenska Spel to be guided by a fresh face. Käll has served as Svenska Spel CEO since 2011, restructuring …

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Casino Cosmopol partners with Playtech for casino management solution

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Swedish casino operator Casino Cosmopol has selected Intelligent Gaming Systems (IGS), a Playtech company, as its System Partner to deliver a complete casino management suite. The deal includes slots, tables, poker, visitor registration, cash desk and business intelligence capabilities. Casino Cosmopol is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AB Svenska Spel that operates four international casinos in Sweden. Together the casinos employ …

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Gambling.com enters regulated United States market

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Gambling.com has revealed the latest arm of its global expansion, with the release of a localised version of its site in the United States. The group has detailed that this is the first step of its plan to take market share in the growing, regulated US online gambling market. Kevin McCrystle, Chief Operating Officer for Gambling.com Group, said “Gambling.com USA is …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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