Tag Archives: BOS

Sweden launches ‘Larsson Inquiry’ on black market matters

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has confirmed that Gunnar Larsson, Director General of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, will lead an inquiry to safeguard Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace against black-market threats.    The appointment of Larsson was officially announced by Swedish Social Affairs Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, the lead advocate of recent ‘temporary player restrictions and controls’ that have ruptured Sweden’s online …

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BOS: Swedish market holds no balance on confronting the black market 

Sweden’s Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) has branded the government’s proposals to extend temporary consumer restrictions on online casino wagering as illogical, with ministers devoid of the real-life consequences of their judgement. Sweden’s Riksdag has reviewed a raft of ‘Covid-19 protections’ proposed by the Ministry of Finance, which will see current weekly SEK 5,000 deposits limits and capped SEK …

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BOS backs Swedish enquiry’s rejection of ATG’s levy appeal

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has backed the decision of Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson to recommend against a mandatory levy for Swedish horseracing. Sörenson had been tasked with leading ‘gambling market enquiry’, evaluating whether the Riksdag should impose a mandatory levy on Swedish horseracing wagers mirroring bookmaker obligations in the UK, France and Denmark. The …

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BOS & NOGA call for European harmonisation after forming new cooperation pact

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Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming trade body, has signed a ‘cooperation pact’ with ‘The Netherlands Online Gambling Association’ (NOGA) to channel responsible participation within their respective marketplaces.    Having guided licensed incumbents through Sweden’s relaunch of its reformed online gambling marketplace during 2019. BOS confirms that it will share knowledge and best practices with NOGA as the Netherlands moves to …

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Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete

A consortium of Swedish online gambling companies have ‘unanimously contested’ the Ministry of Finance’s proposals to place further restrictions on online gambling licensees. In a joint statement issued by Swedish igaming trade body BOS, nine CEOs have called for the government to reconsider the ‘unrealistic proposals’, which are said to ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’. The statement …

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BOS: Tightened regulations ‘might cause irreversible damage’

BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, has urged the government to withdraw its suggested measures to tighten regulations on the online casino industry. BOS pointed out that initial concerns relating to an increase in online casino during the lockdown had not occurred, and that the imposition of new measures would have a further negative impact on chanellisation. Gustaf …

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Kambi membership sees BOS Sweden broaden representation

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Swedish online gambling trade association BOS has moved to expand and diversify its industry representation after confirming sports betting technology supplier Kambi Group Plc as its latest member. The Stockholm-listed technology group becomes the first dedicated sports betting platform supplier to join BOS ranks. Kambi is recognised amongst the industry’s leading systems suppliers and currently maintains sports betting provisions for a …

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BOS Sweden submits response to Spelinspektionen bet-type proposals

A document co-authored by Swedish online gambling trade association BOS and industry market intelligence firm H2 Capital has urged regulator Spelinspektionen to rethink wagering restrictions designed to counter sports manipulations. It was submitted to Spelinspektionen as part of the regulator’s stakeholder consultation on safeguarding Swedish sports integrity and protecting Swedish sports from manipulation. The consultation launch followed the publication of …

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Inbound Swedish reforms to toughen advertising and online casino requirements

Ardalan Shekarabi, Sweden’s Minister of Social Security, has told national media that the government is ready to publish ‘stage two’ of its regulatory approach on gambling, focusing on enforcing tougher advertising and marketing restrictions upon licensed incumbents. Recognised as one of the highest-profile MPs within the governing Socialdemokraterna (social democrats) party, Shekarabi is the former Minister of Civil Affairs, who …

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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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