Tag Archives: Svenska Spel

SBTech continues tier-1 form by winning Svenska Spel sportsbook tender

SBTech has secured a further tier-1 betting systems partnership this summer, becoming the lead multi-channel sportsbook provider to Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel. Fresh from securing lead sportsbook platform arrangements with Veikkaus Finland and The Oregon Lottery, SBTech has won the fiercely contested Svenska Spel competitive procurement process. SBTech underlined that Svenska Spel had chosen its sportsbook systems, highlighting provisions …

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Richest ever speaker line-up makes Betting on Sports the must-attend gambling industry event

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Over 70 hours of expertise from nearly 300 speakers await visitors to this month’s Betting on Sports conference, making it the must-attend event for everyone in the sports betting and igaming sectors. Industry leaders sharing their invaluable knowledge as part of a packed programme for the event at Olympia London on 17 – 20 September include no less than 70 …

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Global operators out in force for ‘must-attend’ Betting on Sports 2019

Described as a ‘must-attend’ event for the sports betting market, Betting on Sports 2019 will gather an unrivalled selection of senior decision makers from the world’s leading gambling operators. Many of them feature in the 300-strong line-up of expert speakers who will deliver the in-depth content offering that Betting on Sports is synonymous with, sharing their insights on the opportunities …

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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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