The Swedish Gambling Authority in Dialogue with the Industry About Illegal Gambling

December 13, 2023 | illegal gambling

Strängnäs, Sweden (December 12, 2023) — The day before Lucia, the Gambling Inspectorate invited the industry organizations SPER and BOS for a discussion on how all parties can work together effectively to reduce the attractiveness of illegal gambling.

– The Swedish Gambling Inspectorate has a number of new tools at its disposal to shut down illegal gambling in Sweden. Despite this, there are further opportunities for efficiency in the work and we welcome, as always, the industry’s input in an ongoing dialogue on a very important issue. Everything to ensure a healthy and safe Swedish gaming market with high consumer protection, says director general Camilla Rosenberg.

In order to further strengthen the licensed gaming market in the common goal of reducing unlicensed gaming, a dialogue meeting was held.

The Swedish Gaming Authority presented current regulations and an overview of the efforts and initiatives that the authority has been working with to counter illegal gambling for a long time.

Dialogue on various issues with the aim of countering illegal gambling led to open discussions and proposals for improvements and streamlining.

– SPER appreciates discussions between the industry and the Swedish Gambling Authority on the important issue of gambling on unlicensed companies. Cooperation between the relevant authorities and the industry is necessary for the licensing system to function satisfactorily, says Maria Wennerberg Sedigh, CEO of SPER.

She is supported by Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of BOS:

– The gambling industry and the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate have a common interest in discouraging unlicensed gambling from Sweden. If we are to succeed in this, we cannot each sit in our own chamber, but then we must gather our forces. A day like this definitely contributes to that, says Gustaf Hoffstedt.

SOURCE: Spelinspektionen.

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