Tag Archives: Svenska Spel

Swedish FA clashes with Spelinspektionen over match fixing inaction

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has hit back at the country’s gambling regulatory body Spelinspektionen for not prohibiting licensed operators from offering betting on a domestic football club competition – despite its warning of some suspected match-fixing. Last month, the SvFF revealed that it had received reports of match-fixing within Division 2 Södra Svealand, advising the Spelinspektionen to implement a complete ban on …

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Sylwan signs up to deliver data driven growth for LeoVegas

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Former Kindred Group and Svenska Spel manager Dersim Sylwan will succeed Petra Blixt as LeoVegas Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Blixt had been serving in the role on an interim basis since May of this year, having been appointed as a marketing director in October 2018 as part of a departmental shake-up. She will continue as interim CMO until Sylwan officially …

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Svenska Spel ‘monitoring all leagues’ following betting market suspension

Following the confirmation that it had suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league, Svenska Spel has revealed that it now ‘does not see any other solution’ to crack down on match-fixing other than to stop offering betting on said league. A number of integrity monitoring bodies have estimated that ‘as many as 13’ matches …

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Svenska Spel calls for blanket betting ban on Division 2 Södra Svealand

Following a request from the Swedish Football Association (SvFF), Svenska Spel‘s Sport & Casino igaming subsidiary has suspended all betting markets relating to the Division 2 Södra Svealand football league.  The decision comes after Svenska Spel has identified a number of suspicious betting patterns relating to the division.  “The situation that has arisen is so serious that we are unfortunately …

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Svenska Spel backs new problem gambling research projects

Svenska Spel’s Games Research Council has shown its support towards five new research projects looking at gambling addiction, after confirming that it would be issuing grants totalling SEK5m (£425,471). Svenska Spel has highlighted three projects that will receive grants, with one set to focus upon the treatment of gambling addiction among elite players in Swedish ice hockey.  Another of the …

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Svenska Spel appoints trusted hand Mikael Franzén as Group IT lead

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has confirmed the promotion of Mikael Franzén to the position of Group IT Director. Franzén currently serves as Vice President of Svenska Spel’s B2B sports & casino division and will assume his new role on 1 September 2019, reporting directly to Svenska Spel Group CEO Patrik Hofbauer. An expert in the development of gambling systems …

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Svenska Spel ramps up anti-corruption efforts with SHF partnership

Sweden’s Svenska Spel has inked a new partnership with the Swedish Handball Federation (SHF) which will see the operator provide educational initiatives to players regarding the impact that match-fixing can have. The initiative, launched last year, delivers workshops to a number of the country’s senior male and female teams, in addition to a number of junior sides. “As a partner …

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Svenska Spel collaborates with SEF to offer integrity lectures

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has secured a new agreement with Swedish Elite Football (SEF) which will see the duo collaborate in offering education surrounding match-fixing and sport integrity. Svenska Spel and the SEF will deliver a series of lectures at Sweden’s annual youth tournament, The Gothia Cup, which will primarily focus on addressing the dangers of match-fixing and …

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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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Winning Post: Industry heading towards more Euro uncertainties

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reflects on another week of UK and European setbacks for gambling incumbents. Despite broader regulatory frameworks in-place, political relationships appear more complicated than ever before… ___________ Sweden: online regulation – losing the war… Most online gambling operators that comment on their regulatory strategy or policy tend to state that they favour growing domestically regulated markets …

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