Tag Archives: Gustaf Hoffstedt

Swedish Moderates call for Svenska Spel split and sell-off 

Sweden’s Moderaterna Party (Liberal Conservatives) have submitted a provisional mandate to the Riksdag, outlining plans to overhaul the country’s gambling regime. Ahead of the General Election on 9 September, Moderaterna has formed a four-party right-wing bloc that will challenge Sweden’s left-of-centre coalition government led by Social Democrat Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.  Should it win the Autumn elections and come to power, …

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BOS welcomes Swedish gambling bill omitting extensive marketing restrictions

The Swedish government has published a new bill for re-regulation of the country’s gambling industry, covering a range of areas including player protection and marketing.  Key caveats of the legislation include prohibition of promotion of illegal gambling and advertising of unlicensed gaming. However, bans on televised marketing of legal betting and gaming products are not included.  Additional marketing requirements include …

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Swedish government scraps reintroduction of online casino restrictions

The Swedish government’s plans to re-impose temporary restrictions on online casino in the country on 7 February have been scrapped, prompting relief from the betting sector.  Planned restrictions would last until the end of June, and include all temporary measures introduced last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an SEK 4,000 deposit limit – initially SEK 5,000 before being …

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Spelinspektionen approves reinstatement of Swedish online gambling restrictions

Camilla Rosenberg, Director General of Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate has stated that the regulator holds no objections to the re-imposition of temporary liability measures on online casino games.  Temporary restrictions on online gambling have been reintroduced in Sweden, as both the government and the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate express concerns regarding the spread of the latest COVID-19 Omicron variant .  Required …

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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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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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Sweden requires bigger regulatory objectives to balance gambling marketplace

A deep dive on the prospects and realities of Sweden’s regulated online gambling marketplace opened the ‘Key Markets’ track on day one of the CasinoBeats Summit Malta. “Three years on from its re-regulation in 2019, Swedish gambling has faced perhaps the toughest balancing act of any European marketplace in the context of its liberalisation and regulation.” This was an observation …

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‘Fakta om spel’ site launched to ‘increase awareness’ about Swedish market

The ‘Fakta om Spel’ (Facts about Gambling) website has been launched by four of Sweden’s largest operators, with the aim of increasing awareness of the country’s gambling market. First announced last month and developed in cooperation with BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, the new website has the backing of Betsson, Kindred Group, LeoVegas and William Hill. Fakta …

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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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