Tag Archives: Ardalan Shekarabi

Swedish Bingo Association warned by regulator for lack of compliance logos

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has issued a warning to the Swedish Bingo Association for failure to comply with social responsibility requirements on its website.  After conducting its assessment, the Inspectorate concluded that logos for self-testing, bet limitation, game suspension and determination of login time were absent from the idrottensbingo.se when customers were logged out. However, the responsible gambling messaging …

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Spelinspektionen approves reinstatement of Swedish online gambling restrictions

Camilla Rosenberg, Director General of Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate has stated that the regulator holds no objections to the re-imposition of temporary liability measures on online casino games.  Temporary restrictions on online gambling have been reintroduced in Sweden, as both the government and the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate express concerns regarding the spread of the latest COVID-19 Omicron variant .  Required …

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Spelinspektionen reveals Swedish sales increase of 5%

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has detailed a 5% year-on-year increase in the number of betting and gaming sales in the country during Q3 2021. Publishing the preliminary sales figures for the third quarter of the year (players’ contributions minus winnings paid out), the authority updated that gaming companies with a Swedish licence – there are now 95 companies with …

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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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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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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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BOS remains confident of positive outcomes amid Sweden’s political rupture

BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, has issued its response to the decision of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to end his leadership tenure , predicting what the political circumstance will mean for the future of the gambling industry. The Prime Minister’s resignation followed a vote of no confidence in his government by the Riksdag, last week. This decision …

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BOS welcomes Constitutional Committee criticism of gambling restrictions

Swedish gambling regulator BOS has called for the country’s government to end temporary restrictions on the gambling industry, following criticism of the constraints by the Constitutional Committee of the Riksdag. The temporary measures, aimed at ‘particularly risky forms of gambling’, first came into force on 2 July 2020. They have been extended several times and are currently set to run …

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May to June 2020 in Review: Political whiplash follows Covid storm

Having navigated March and April’s COVID storms, the betting industry was served a political whiplash across European jurisdictions as the months of May and June saw governments order tighter customer controls across all gambling verticals.   SBC – European governments order tougher controls on gambling’s compliance duties Following direct orders from the government, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) imposed a series …

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