Tag Archives: Sweden

BOS wins advertising dispute related to Svenska Spel TV draws 

SBC News BOS wins advertising dispute related to Svenska Spel TV draws 

The Board of Review of the Swedish Press and Broadcasting Authority (MRPT) has ruled that Svenska Spel lottery and keno draws broadcast on TV4 Sweden should be recognised as advertising.  MRPT judges were ordered to review Svenska Spel’s programming of lottery draws following a complaint submitted by Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) – Sweden’s trade association for online gambling. BOS had …

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Swedish trio submits first open report on problem gambling interventions

SBC News Swedish trio submits first open report on problem gambling interventions

Kindred Group, ATG and Svenska Spel have published their first ‘key metric report’ on Swedish problem gambling rates and interventions related to their individual businesses. In Autumn 2022, the businesses pledged to openly report on four key gambling harm metrics, with an update provided every six months and presented to Spelinspektionen, Sweden Gambling’s Inspectorate.   A commitment was made to “contribute …

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Swedish healthcare warned of limited data hindering treatment of gambling harms

SBC News Swedish healthcare warned of limited data hindering treatment of gambling harms

Swedish senior clinicians have highlighted that data-lags are impeding Sweden’s healthcare network from treating problem gambling addiction effectively.  Last week, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet featured an editorial by psychiatric clinicians citing concerns that the country’s healthcare network required deeper resources to treat and identify gambling harms.  Concerns were cited by Dr Anders Håkansson of the Malmo Addiction Clinic, who cited that …

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Catena settles definitive terms on Stockholm share buyback programme 

SBC News Catena settles definitive terms on Stockholm share buyback programme 

The board of Catena Media Plc has resolved the terms of its share buyback programme on the Nasdaq Stockholm, a transaction that was originally disclosed to investors on 23 May 2022.  The programme was launched by Catena governance as it is in the company’s interest to “reduce share capital through subsequent cancellation of repurchased shares”. Investors were notified that Catena …

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BOS: Sweden must ensure Svenska Spel break-up in 2023

SBC News BOS: Sweden must ensure Svenska Spel break-up in 2023

Svenska Spel’s future as a Swedish state-owned enterprise must be settled in 2023, according to Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s online gambling trade association.  BOS Secretary General, Gustaf Hoffstedt, issued the demand by writing an op-ed on Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest newspaper. Hoffstedt maintains BOS stance that Svenska Spel holds no remit to participate in commercial gambling (sports betting and online casino).  The trade body …

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Kindred maintains standing as top Swedish workplace

SBC News Kindred maintains standing as top Swedish workplace

Kindred Group has maintained its standing as one of Sweden’s top employers, recognised by independent employment organisation Karriärföretagen.   For a second consecutive year, Karriärföretagen named Kindred as one of Sweden’s best ‘Careers Companies’, an accolade granted following a rigorous evaluation process undertaken by a panel of HR experts.  Of distinction, judges praised Kindred’s “unique career and development opportunities for graduate …

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Swedish Inspectorate to outline B2B licence requirements ahead of Riksdag final vote 

SBC News Swedish Inspectorate to outline B2B licence requirements ahead of Riksdag final vote 

Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gambling Inspectorate, will host a meeting on 7 December to inform operators, technology suppliers and relevant stakeholders about the requirements of a new B2B software licensing scheme. The regulatory reform, which was endorsed by the Ministry of Finance (Finansdepartementet), recommended that a new B2B licensing framework should be added as a new requirement of the Swedish Gambling Act. …

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Kindred hailed as a top ‘Careers Company’ in Sweden 

SBC News Kindred hailed as a top ‘Careers Company’ in Sweden 

Kindred Group has been recognised amongst the best ‘Career Companies’ in its home market of Sweden by employment agency Karriärföretagen.  The accolade follows responses to Karriärföretagen’s ‘2022 Career Opportunities Survey’, which commended Kindred for its unique talent development capabilities and career progression opportunities available to employees. Established in 2011, Karriärföretagen’s survey tracks career development opportunities and work-related corporate directives across …

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Svenska Spel funds 50 scholarships for Elite Sports Sweden

SBC News Svenska Spel funds 50 scholarships for Elite Sports Sweden

Svenska Spel has reaffirmed its commitment to young athletes in Sweden after it announced its Elite Sports Scholarship programme for 2022/23. Providing support for those athletes who combine elite sport with their studies, Svenska Spel has announced that 50 competitors will join the scholarship programme for the coming year. Recipients of the scholarship receive SEK 50,000 (£4,020) as well as ‘active support’ from the Elite Sports Support …

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Spelpaus reaches 80,000 Swedish player self-exclusion 

SBC News Spelpaus reaches 80,000 Swedish player self-exclusion 

Spelinspektionen – Sweden’s national gambling regulator – has notified that the Spelpaus self-exclusion programme has surpassed 80,000 registrations.  Spelpaus was initiated in January 2019 to coincide with the re-launch of Sweden’s online gambling marketplace, ensuring that licensed operators provide self-exclusion to at-risk and vulnerable consumers. Swedish online gambling operators are required to connect their databases with Spelpaus programme which ensures …

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