Tag Archives: Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling

BOS remains confident of positive outcomes amid Sweden’s political rupture

BOS, the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, has issued its response to the decision of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to end his leadership tenure , predicting what the political circumstance will mean for the future of the gambling industry. The Prime Minister’s resignation followed a vote of no confidence in his government by the Riksdag, last week. This decision …

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Sweden split on calls for the ‘moderation of gambling advertising’

Sweden’s Ministry of Finance has published a memorandum proposing that gambling advertising should be forced to carry a ‘moderation warning’, mirroring alcohol advertising. The amendment would take effect on 1 July 2022 if successfully implemented, and aims to ‘strengthen consumer protection’ by placing ‘higher demands’ on the production of responsible gambling advertising. Advising the government to amend “the requirement for …

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Swedish regulator accepts proposals but maintains some objections

The Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, has accepted some proposals for further regulation of the country’s industry, but maintains objections to others. Notable recommendations made by the Swedish government’s ‘Gambling Market Inquiry’ in December 2020 included a tightening of advertisement regulations, including a call for a prohibition of advertising of casino games between 06:00 and 21:00. Coordinated by Social Democrat …

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BOS supports rejection of Swedish horse racing levy

The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling, BOS, has supported the Gambling Market Inquiry’s rejection of a potential horse racing levy. A proposal to introduce a five percent betting levy had been seen by horse racing industry figures in Sweden as a means to distribute funds to the sector. However, the Gambling Market Inquiry rejected the proposal in its entirety, a …

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Costello: ‘Swedish limits aren’t for player protection, they’re just pure politics’

Recognised as one of igaming’s most lucrative marketplaces, conditions in Sweden have been drastically altered following the government enforcing a series of wagering and deposit restrictions. The safer gambling measures were instantly criticised by licensed operators as well as the country’s regulator. The panel discussing ‘the fallout from Sweden’ at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital weighed in on developments. …

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