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BOS rejects technical terms of credit ban on Swedish gambling

SBC News BOS rejects technical terms of credit ban on Swedish gambling

Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association, has urged the government to rethink the framework applied to its comprehensive ban on gambling on credit. The measure proposed by the Ministry of Finance will see Sweden adopt an outright ban on all forms of credit applied to gambling transactions. Current laws prohibit all licensed operators from processing credit card …

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Travsport purposes counter tax measures to save Swedish racing 

SBC News Travsport purposes counter tax measures to save Swedish racing 

The board of Svensk Travsport, the organiser of Swedish trotting, will present a counter-proposal on gambling taxes to safeguard the future of horse racing in the country. The statement was made by Travsport Chairman, Anders Källström, who detailed anxieties about Swedish racing being lumped into a generic tax band for gambling in 2024. As announced at the end of 2023, …

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Riksdag to review match-fixing data compliance orders with GDPR rules 

SBC News Riksdag to review match-fixing data compliance orders with GDPR rules 

Sweden’s Riksdag has been ordered to review a ‘memorandum for referral‘ proposing further tightening of gambling laws to protect against match-fixing. Authorized by the government, the memorandum has proposed amendments to Sweden’s Gambling Act of 2018 to allow “gambling licensees the right to process information on infringements related to or suspected of being involved in match-fixing.” The amendment requires the …

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Riksdag obtains bill to correct Sweden Gambling Act protections in 2024

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Sweden will implement its new online gambling amendments from 1 April 2024, strengthening consumer protections and increasing fines for AML infringements. During end-of-year proceedings, the government consolidated all gambling amendments into a specific bill, which was then submitted to the Riksdag (Parliament) for legislative authorization. The bill’s agreed amendments correspond to increasing consumer protections, imposing written requirements for telephone sales, …

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Swedish regulator to be assessed following significant market change

SBC News Swedish regulator to be assessed following significant market change

The Swedish National Audit Office, Riksrevisionen, has officially begun an audit of Spelinspektionen to assess the effectiveness of the regulator’s authority over the country’s gambling market. In November 2022, the market underwent a significant change after the Riksdag – the country’s highest decision-making assembly – ordered all B2B gambling companies to have a licence with Spelinspektionen by 1 July 2023 …

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Swedish government proposes gambling tax increase in 2024

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The Swedish government has announced a proposal within its 2024 budget to increase gambling GGR tax as it believes the country’s market is now steady following legalisation in 2019. From 1 July 2024, Regeringskansliet plans to increase Sweden’s gambling tax from 18 per cent to 22 per cent in hopes of raising an additional SEK 540m (£39.4m) per year. With …

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Sweden adopts new market controls against illegal gambling

SBC News Sweden adopts new market controls against illegal gambling

Swedish gambling stakeholders have been reminded of the new measures adopted to counter illegal gambling and match-fixing, which have come into force as of 1 July 2023. Q1 saw the Riksdag (parliament) approve new amendments to the Gambling Act (2018) ordered by the Ministry of Finance to enhance Swedish gambling’s market safeguards against criminality and match-fixing.    From 1 July, all …

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Riksdag grants Spelinspektionen new surveillance and blocking powers

SBC News Riksdag grants Spelinspektionen new surveillance and blocking powers

Sweden’s Riksdag (parliament) has announced that new safer gambling measures and market safeguards will be added to the Swedish Gambling Act as of 1 July 2023. The new measures on safer gambling have been approved following a vote on the latest reforms made by Sweden’s Culture Committee, which put forward its “Healthier and Safer Gambling market recommendations”.   From July, Sweden’s …

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Swedish Gambling Minister endorses customer data-sharing proposal for operators

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Finansdepartementet – the Swedish Ministry of Finance – has issued a radical proposal to allow licensed operators to share individual player data in a bid to ‘counter gambling abuse’. The Riksdag has been informed of a memorandum, in which customer data-sharing measures are endorsed by Niklas Wykman, Minister of Financial Markets who is tasked with overseeing Swedish gambling reforms.    The …

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No change for Svenska Spel as Riksdag votes on policy recommendations

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Sweden’s Riksdag has voted on new measures to be applied to the Gambling Act 2018, allowing the government to continue its reform of Swedish gambling’s standards, protections and market safeguards.  Policy proposals were reviewed and recommended by Kulturutskottets, Sweden’s Cultural Committee, which submitted the ‘Enhanced Gambling Regulation Bill’ to the Riksdag for regulatory approval. This will see certain existing caveats …

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