Swedish Government Announce New Proposal for Measures to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Gaming Market
Strängnäs, Sweden (December 20, 2022) — Rogue gaming companies should not be able to lure people into addiction and criminals should not be able to make money from match-fixing. Therefore, on December 15, 2022, the government submitted a bill to the Riksdag with proposals aimed at excluding illegal players from the Swedish gaming market and countering match-fixing.
The government proposes, among other things:
- This an opportunity for the government to decide what information about payment mediation payment service providers must provide in order to create a more effective system for blocking payments to unlicensed gambling
- An opportunity for the Gambling Authority to buy online gambling services under hidden identity, so-called test purchases, to check that the Gambling Act’s license requirements and promotion prohibitions are complied with
- Expanded opportunities for betting companies and sports associations to process personal data to counter match-fixing
- An obligation for gambling companies to hand over information to the Police Authority that is needed for an investigation into crimes in connection with gambling
The changes to the law are proposed to enter into force on 1 July 2023.
SOURCE: Spelinspektionen (Swedish Gaming Authority).Tags: blocking payments to unlicensed gambling, excluding illegal players from the Swedish gaming market