Tag Archives: BOS

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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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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