Decision in the Riksdag for a Healthier and Safer Gaming Market
Strängnäs, Sweden (May 16, 20023) — The measures proposed by the government include, among other things:
- opportunities to involve payment service providers to block bets and payout of winnings to and from unlicensed gaming companies
- possibility for the Swedish Gambling Authority to purchase gambling services under a hidden identity as part of the supervision of gambling companies
- possibilities to store and pass on personal data to prevent so-called match-fixing, i.e. when a sporting event has been manipulated in connection with betting
- obligation for gambling companies to disclose information to the Police Authority on request that is needed to investigate crimes in connection with gambling.
The measures involve changes to the Gaming Act and come into force on 1 July 2023.
Gaming issues Culture Committee’s Report 2022/23:KrU7 – Riksdag
The Riksdag is the legislature and the supreme decision-making body of Sweden. Since 1971, the Riksdag has been a unicameral legislature with 349 members, elected proportionally and serving, since 1994, fixed four-year terms. The 2022 Swedish general election is the most recent general election.
SOURCE: Spelinspektionen (The Swedish Gaming Authority).Tags: Spelinspektionen, Sweden, Riksdag, Safer Gaming Market