Tag Archives: Ardalan Shekarabi

Svenska Spel allows retailers to sell games via new online platform

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Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel has launched a new online gaming platform which will allow ‘all physical agents affiliated with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino to sell their participation games to customers all over Sweden.’ The new platform will be rolled out through the operator’s Svenska Spel Sport & Casino subsidiary, with retailers permitted to offer the Stryktipset, Europatipset, Topptipset, …

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Svenska Spel welcomes proposed betting ban on selected markets

Svenska Spel

President and CEO of Svenska Spel, Patrik Hofbauer, has backed proposals to issue a further crack down on selected sports betting markets as suggested by the Swedish Government.  The proposed ban follows on from a meeting held between Sweden’s social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) and the Swedish Ice Hockey Association which discussed the potential for …

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SPER: Stronger guidance has helped Swedish players self-regulate on advertising

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association, has published its first assessment of its marketing guidelines and code of conduct sanctioned last April to counter regulatory stakeholder concerns on industry advertising. Working in partnership with trade association counterpart BOS, SPER developed an action plan for its syndicated members, adhering to guidelines and standards on advertising. The sanctioned guidelines …

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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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ECJ to investigate Swedish online gambling laws

Swedish online gambling laws will face the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), after European Commission (EC) stated that Sweden did not comply with European business practices and legislation. At present state owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, has exclusive rights to offer online gambling services in Sweden. The EC stated that Sweden had breached European business regulation concerning …

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