Sweden

SWEDEN: New Swedish gambling legislation from 1 January 2019

Since the new gambling legislation came into effect in Sweden on 1 January 2019, a number of gambling license applications have been submitted to the Swedish Gambling Authority (Sw. Spelinspektionen). On 27 December 2018, the Swedish Gambling Authority stated that it had received 88 applications for online gambling and betting. As of today, 60 applications have been granted. To retain a granted license, each licensed gambling operator must obtain certification for their technical solution by an …

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SWEDEN: The Swedish administrative court of appeal (Sw. Kammarrätten) upholds decision to impose fines against Swedish evening papers for providing links to offshore gambling services.

In September 2013, the Swedish Gambling Authority (Sw. Lotteriinspektionen) issued an injunction under a penalty of a fine of SEK 45 000 per day against the evening papers Expressen och Aftonbladet for publishing links to offshore operated gambling services. The papers appealed the decision arguing that the Swedish Gambling Authority’s decision was in violation of Swedish Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (Sw. yttrandefrihetsgrundlagen) and that the prohibition against promotion of offshore gambling services was …

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SWEDEN: Council on Legislation has issued its opinion on the proposed new Swedish gambling act

The Council on Legislation has issued its opinion on the draft law, see https://www.lagradet.se/yttranden/En%20omreglerad%20spelmarknad.pdf (in Swedish). On a general level, the Council on Legislation questions that the proposed act will create the flexibility or clear and predictable gambling regulation that the Swedish government wishes to achieve. Moreover, the Council on Legislation directs criticism against the fact that the proposed act is focused on forms of gambling that have been developed in a monopoly market. In …

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