Tag Archives: BOS

BOS – Spelinspektionen needs to rethink its black market playbook

Swedish igaming trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) thinks that the ‘channelisation strategy’ by regulator Spelinspektionen is failing to curb black-market demand. ‘Channelisation’ refers to the government’s directive of ensuring that  Swedish consumers only wager with Spelinspektionen approved licensed operators rather than unlicensed operators. This week, Spelinspektionen published figures which estimated that licensed wagering activities related to online casino, sports and …

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Spelinspektionen continues penalty stance on under-18 wagering

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has sanctioned a further raft of fines and warnings to licensed operators for breaching its rules on offering ‘under-18’ betting markets. Publishing its latest industry update, Spelinspektionen has fined four licensed incumbents – ComeOn Sweden, Hajper Ltd, Legolas Invest and Faster Ltd – for offering ‘betting on events where the majority of participants are under 18 years of …

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Swedish market requires clear guidance on under-18 wagering criteria

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary-General of Swedish online gambling trade association BOS, has requested that gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen offer clarity on recent fines related to ‘betting on sports events’ sanctioned under Chapter 8 of Sweden’s revamped Gambling Act. Requesting an ‘urgent meeting’, the BOS leader urges Spelinspektionen to offer ‘clear and detailed guidance’ on Chapter 8 and its board definition, related to …

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Gustaf Hoffstedt: BOS – Sweden faces new realities following first stage of re-regulation

Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS), speaks to SBC on the early challenges and criticisms that a re-regulated Swedish market place has faced. _________________________ SBC: Gustaf, thanks for this interview. Leading BOS, can you detail your impressions on Sweden’s first quarter as a re-regulated online gambling marketplace?  Gustaf Hoffstedt: The re-regulation has been a …

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Advertising complaints brought against ‘bad actor’ Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Review Board, for allegedly breaching new laws in relation to betting/gambling advertising standards. The broadcast complaint has been filed by Swedish online gambling trade body – Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), who states that Svenska Spel has failed to provide responsible gambling information in relation to its Triss, Keno and Lotto advertising …

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BOS – Future Sports Betting – Millennial Targeting

Marathonbet CEO Viktor Hoffman has touched upon the difficulties the industry has dealing with ‘millennials’ and the different approach that might be needed to attract this youthful demographic. Speaking at a betting conference last week, Hoffmann discussed how to engage millennials, commenting: “Millennials might spend less but they engage more. They’re generally more on mobile which tends to mean less …

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BOS – Future Shock – Money Laundering, Data Protection & Responsible Gambling

Kicking off the first day’s breakout sessions at BOS, Future Shock – Money Laundering, Data Protection & Responsible Gambling was an interactive workshop presented by David Clifton and Suzanne Davies of Clifton Davies Consultancy and Roy Ramm of Extrayard, together with comment from Jenny Williams, former CEO of the Gambling Commission. It focused on key regulatory issues affecting the betting …

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BOS – Industry needs to wise up and address its bonus conundrum

Debating industry concerns regarding player bonuses and free bets, BOS ‘Bonus Session’ panel stated that it was time for the industry to address its current ‘conundrum’ or risk continuing its race to the bottom with aggressive and costly acquisition strategies. Opening the session, Harry Lang Marketing Director of Pinnacle observed that the ‘bonus debate,’ had split the industry with stakeholders …

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BOS Speaker Profile: Viktor Hoffman – Marathonbet – Test the legacy, tackling future industry change

One of the industry’s newest leaders, Marathonbet’s CEO Viktor Hoffman details to SBC why betting stakeholders have to challenge industry legacy values and operations to meet current and future consumer demands. Hoffman, a speaker at the Betting on Sports Conference (15-16 September London Grange Hotel), tells SBC readers that while some operators my find comfort in traditional operations, tomorrow’s winners …

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BOS Speaker Profile: Paul Witten – SIS – Optimising Live Environments

Live betting has revolutionised the online betting market, but can this core function aid industry stakeholders’ day-to-day operations beyond market pricing. Ahead of the Betting on Sports Conference (15-16 September) SIS Commercial Director Paul Witten details to SBC readers how bookmakers and service providers can optimise ‘live betting environments’ with a view of maximising all-round value chain functions. _________________________ SBC: …

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