Tag Archives: Patrik Hofbauer

Swedish government calls for review of ‘excessive’ gambling advertising

Hosting a press conference, Sweden’s Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi has confirmed that the government will undertake a review of ‘aggressive marketing practices’ attached to licensed gambling incumbents. The Swedish government has sanctioned the Gaming Market Commission – Spelmarknadsutredningen to carry out the review – assessing whether to implement new tools or restrictions on ‘overly aggressive’ marketing practices. In …

Read More »

Svenska Spel terminates all online casino advertising

Issuing a personal statement, Patrik Hofbauer – Chief Executive of Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel – has confirmed that from April 2019, Svenska Spel will terminate all forms of online casino advertising. Updating stakeholders, Hofbauer detailed that the decision to ‘stop online casino advertising across all media channels’ has been undertaken by Svenska Spel’s executive team following ‘intensive internal discussions’. The …

Read More »

Telenor’s Patrik Hofbauer to lead Svenska Spel in changing Swedish marketplace

The governance of Swedish state-owned gambling enterprise Svenska Spel ends its six-month executive search to replace outgoing leader Lennart Käll, confirming the appointment of Patrik Hofbauer as new Group CEO. A seasoned media executive, Hofbauer joins Svenska Spel’s leadership team, from leading Scandinavian telecoms operator Telenor Sverige where he most recently served as CEO (2014-2018). Entering 2018, Svenska Spel confirmed the …

Read More »