Tag Archives: Gustaf Hoffstedt

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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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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