Tag Archives: Svenska Spel

European Lotteries to talk sports betting at Betting on Football

European Lotteries

The European Lotteries Association (EL) will host a meeting for members of its Sport Working Group in London on Tuesday 20 March, the registration and networking day for the Betting on Football Conference at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March). EL is the umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit, which brings together both state-owned and …

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Svenska Spel begins search for new leader as Käll confirms 2018 exit

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel is in search of a new leader, following the resignation of Lennart Käll as Chief Executive. Updating the market, Käll confirmed that he would end his leadership tenure this coming summer, stating that it was time for Svenska Spel to be guided by a fresh face. Käll has served as Svenska Spel CEO since 2011, restructuring …

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Sporting Solutions wins Svenska Spel pricing partnership

Sporting Solutions has beaten off competition from a number of sportsbook suppliers, to provide Svenska Spel with its outsourced pricing services (OPS). The firm, which forms part of the Sporting Group, will see the partnership run for an initial year long period, with Svenska Spel holding the rights to exercise the option of a further year. Fredrik Wastenson, Vice President …

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Winning Post – Shake up in Sweden

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Sweden: remote POC legislation – drafts or chess? The Swedish government has published a draft law to regulate gambling across channels, with an implementation date of 1 January 2019 (replacing the Lottery …

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‘Fighting Finn’ launches casino affiliate website

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A former National Hockey League (NHL) enforcer has announced plans to launch a new casino affiliate website. Sami Helenius, formerly of Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, is to target Swedish casino enthusiasts with ‘Kasino Curt.’ Speaking about the aims of his new project, Helenius said:  “When it comes to online gambling, Sweden is a …

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Sweden awaits Lotteriinspektionen gambling report

Swedish gambling regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will today publish its commissioned report, detailing provisions for a potential national regulated gambling framework. Swedish MPs and industry stakeholders have eagerly awaited the report, which was commissioned by the government in 2015 for the purpose of commencing a license-based system for gambling operators. In January, fears arose of further industry regulatory delays following the …

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Svenska Spel agrees to IGT systems upgrade

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has moved to upgrade its lottery and video terminal systems arrangement with principal supplier International Game Technology (IGT). The agreement sees Svenska Spel continue its systems partnership with IGT for a further seven years (partnership started 1996). IGT will now move to upgrade Svenska Spel systems for Video Lottery Terminals, site controllers, game services …

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Unibet tops gambling operators for TV advert spend in Sweden

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Figures released by Sifo Advertising Measurements showed that Unibet was the top gambling operator for TV advertising spend in Sweden during the first 11 months of 2016. Produced in conjunction with Dagens Media, the figures show that online gambling companies, including state-owned monopoly Svenska Spel, spent big on Swedish advertising platforms. However, Unibet topped the lot with an outlay of …

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Svenska Spel expands board with Andersson & Olson appointments

Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, has moved to expand its board to ten members, by confirming the appointments of Eivor Andersson and Carina Olson to its corporate governance. The operator confirms the board appointments following its annual general meeting held on 20 September. The Svenska Spel board gains Eivor Andersson a leisure industry expert, who currently serves as Chief …

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Svenska Spel maintains financial performance despite tough market conditions

The governance of Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel has stated that it is pleased with 2016 corporate performance thus far, as the company maintained its financial performance despite facing ‘tough market competition’. Presenting its H1 2016 results (period ending 30 June), Svenska Spel would reveal net gaming revenues of SEK 4.4 billion (£385 million), in-line with 2015 performance. The …

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