The Swedish Government Proposes Measures to Strengthen Consumer Protection in Connection with Games for Money
In this legislative council referral, the government proposes measures to strengthen consumer protection in the gaming area.
Strängnäs, Sweden (November 17, 2023) — In the referral that is now submitted to the Legislative Council, it is proposed that telephone sales of games should require written approval, and higher fines are also proposed for gaming companies that violate the Money Laundering Act. In addition, it is proposed that gambling companies with a Swedish license should be given the right to access personal data about finances and health that the players themselves have provided, in order to be able to counteract excessive gambling.
– We welcome the proposals in the referral that enable further measures to strengthen the regulation of the gaming market. It is also gratifying that the government has now heeded the Gambling Authority’s proposal to raise the sanction ceiling for violations of the Money Laundering Act, says Director General Camilla Rosenberg.
The changes to the law are proposed to enter into force on 1 April 2024.