Category Archive: Sweden

Sweden: Amendments to the Swedish gambling legislation

Only months before the investigator appointed by the Swedish Government is scheduled to present his proposal for the introduction of a licensing system in Sweden, changes are made to the current Swedish gambling legislation.

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Sweden: Government to review the abolishment of the Swedish gambling monopoly

Written by Christopher Buller, DLA Nordic

In an article published in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, has announced that the Swedish government will investigate the abolishment of the current monopoly and the introduction of a Swedish licensing system, wherein non-licensed gambling providers should effectively be prevented from providing their services on the Swedish market.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: Proposed amendments to the Swedish Lotteries Act

By Christopher Buller, DLA Nordic.

An inquiry commissioned by the Swedish government has proposed amendments to remove the differences between the prohibition and sanctions against  the promotion of unlicensed foreign lotteries and unlicensed national lotteries, and to issue orders and injunctions, under the penalty of fines, with immediate application. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: Member State referred to the Court of Justice of the EU

On October 16, 2014, the European Commission referred Sweden to the Court of Justice of the EU (EJC) in two cases in relation to Swedish legislation for gambling services. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: The Swedish government has requested more time from the European Commission

For many years, the Swedish government has effectively applied stall tactics to delay the inevitable review of the Swedish gambling regime. Now, despite the European Commission’s threat of legal actions in November 2013, Sweden has requested even more time to address the issues with the Swedish gambling legislation.

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Sweden: Latest development regarding the review of the Swedish gambling legislation

By 30 November 2014, a governmentally appointed investigator shall present his or her view on the necessary amendments of the Swedish prohibition against the promotion of unlicensed gambling. In addition, the investigator has been instructed to review an alternative system for injunctions.

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Sweden: The Swedish Gambling Authority takes action against links to foreign based online gambling operators

By Björn Collste and Christopher Büller, Advokatfirma DLA Nordic

The Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling sites constitutes unlawful promotion of foreign lotteries.

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Sweden: ATG, the governmentally owned Swedish Horse Racing company, wants to abolish the Swedish gambling monopoly

By Björn Collste and Christopher Büller

The Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board, ATG, was established by the Swedish government in 1974 and currently has monopoly on horse betting in Sweden. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: Proposal for new rules for the protection of online gamblers

By Björn Collste and Christopher Büller

The Swedish Gambling Authority (Sw. Lotteriinspektionen) has recently published a  proposal for increased protection of online gamblers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: No changes to the Swedish Gambling Regulation for another two years

The Swedish gambling legislation and monopoly solution has been subject to debate for numerous years, but has lately been fuelled by a Supreme Court ruling. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweden: towards a liberalisation of the gambling market

Björn Collste and Jakob Vedefors (DLA Nordic, Stockholm) assess the implications of the Swedish Supreme Court’s acquittal of the country’s two main newspapers for carrying adverts featuring foreign gambling companies, and how the ruling affects the current situation for foreign iGaming firms in the Swedish market.

Read Towards a Liberalisation of the Swedish Gambling Market, which appeared in the March/April edition of iGaming Business.