Tag Archives: Gustaf Hoffstedt

Spelinspektionen issues ban on yellow card markets

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulator, has issued a further crackdown on match-fixing after confirming that it will ban betting markets on rule violations such as expulsions, penalties and yellow cards in football. The new rules, which come into force from 1 January 2021, will be applicable to games played in Sweden. The regulations, according to the regulator, will mean that …

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Costello: ‘Swedish limits aren’t for player protection, they’re just pure politics’

Recognised as one of igaming’s most lucrative marketplaces, conditions in Sweden have been drastically altered following the government enforcing a series of wagering and deposit restrictions. The safer gambling measures were instantly criticised by licensed operators as well as the country’s regulator. The panel discussing ‘the fallout from Sweden’ at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital weighed in on developments. …

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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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Sports betting could be excluded from Swedish deposit limits

New proposals submitted to the Swedish government have suggested that horseracing and sports betting could be excluded from the previously suggested deposit limit of 5000 SEK (€500) per week. Earlier this month, Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi submitted proposals for a weekly deposit limit as well as a €100 limit on welcome bonuses – a directive that has been widely …

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Swedish leaders warn Minister Shekarabi of channelisation consequences  

CEOs of Sweden’s leading igaming operators have warned health minister Ardalan Shekarabi not to ‘torpedo his own gambling regulations’, emphasising that further restrictions on the sector will result in an increase of punters betting via unlicensed operators. As health minister overseeing Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shekarabi has ordered Swedish parliament to adopt a series of temporary online gambling …

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BOS – Swedish channelisation strategy failing to meet casino

Swedish trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has published a report revealing that channelisation rates for both online casino and sports betting are tracking significantly below government expectations. Since the market reopened on 1 January 2019, it is estimated that between 80% and 85% of players have been channelled to licensed sports betting sites. This dropped for online casino sites …

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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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Sweden’s BOS criticises regulator’s proposals to combat match fixing

Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has criticised the regulator’s proposals to prohibit operators from offering certain markets on individual performance. Yesterday, Spelinspektionen revealed that it had drafted proposals, currently awaiting review, which would mean that betting operators must not offer betting markets on ‘a rule violation or loss in parts’. For example, an operator would not …

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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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