Today, the investigator appointed by the Swedish Government, Mr. Håkan Hallstedt, handed over his proposal (1,340 pages) for the introduction of a Swedish licensing system to the Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Mr. Ardalan Shekarabi.
Category Archive: Sweden
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.