Tag Archives: BOS

Data scientist Axel Lyckberg wins Swedish Gambling’s Leader of the Year award

Playscan CTO and Svenska Spel data scientist Axel Lyckberg has been named Swedish online gambling’s leader of the year by trade bodies Spelbranschens, Riksorganisation (SPER) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS).  On Wednesday 30 March SPER and BOS announced the winners of the 2022 Swedish Gambling Awards – which recognise and reward the companies and leaders placing sustainable play and corporate …

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Swedish Ombudsman loses right to examine TV4 Triss partnership

Konsumentombudsmannen (KO) – Sweden’s Consumer Ombudsman has been rejected in its appeal to examine a contract between Svenska Spel and TV4 AB regarding their existing arrangement to promote Triss (instant win) games. Since 2020, KO has stood by its original decision that news features on TV4 promoting Triss winners should be classified as advertising. Its decision was deemed necessary to …

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BOS backs Larsson inquiry but maintains warning on channelisation declines 

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s Online Gambling Association – has stated its support for proposals to combat match-fixing and unlicensed gambling.  The trade association has backed draft measures put forward by Gunnar Larsson, Director General of Sweden’s Chamber of Commerce, but warned lawmakers that “new measures will not be enough to achieve Sweden’s channelisation goals”. In 2020, Larsson was …

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IBIA updates Optimum Betting Market study to address LatAm sector

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has released Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its Optimum Betting Market study in recognition of the burgeoning Latin American sorts wagering sector. By updating the report, the IBIA hopes to ‘assist the development of betting regulation’ in countries in the region such as Brazil by assessing existing regulatory models in Colombia, Mexico and …

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BOS: Sweden must reject Illogical controls on gambling advertising

Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has urged the government to reject proposals imposing tighter advertising controls on the gambling sector. A review of advertising standards had been proposed by the Gambling Market Inquiry led by Social Democrat MP Anna-Lena Sörenson, who was charged with evaluating the marketplace following its first-year post re-regulation in 2019. Of concern …

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BOS demands Swedish government end pandemic restrictions

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s online gambling trade association has urged the government to end its d restrictions for online casinos from 29 September, and not on 14 November as has been announced.  The trade body cited that almost all general restrictions related to the pandemic will be lifted from September 29 across Swedish business – therefore regulations concerning …

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Spelinspektionen reiterates its sportsbook warning on in-play markets

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, has warned licensed online sportsbook operators to closely follow and maintain its rules with regards to their in-play market offerings.  The notice follows official Spelinspektionen warnings to Swedish state-owned racing operator AB Trav Galopp (ATG) and Polar Limited, the operating firm of Coolbet.com for breaching Gaming Act provisions on sportsbook markets. During Q1 trading, ATG has …

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SPER publishes aligned framework on Swedish gambling’s terms and conditions

Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER), Sweden’s independent online gambling trade association has published a ‘draft framework’ outlining best practices on consumer terms and conditions for its members to follow.  The advisory framework has been developed in response to criticism by Konsumentverket – Sweden’s Consumer Agency with regards to the unaligned standards of the Swedish regulated market’s terms and conditions. In response, SPER …

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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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