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Sweden tells gambling operators to mind their bonus business

Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gambling regulatory body, has a message for international operators who are operating in the newly opened Swedish remote gaming market: bonuses are a one-time deal for the first time a player signs up. That means that name-brand operators will be without one of their key marketing, and retention, tools - the deposit…

Swedish public favors gambling ad restrictions

Sweden's recently expanded online gambling sector has moved very quickly...to wear out its welcome with the Swedish people. That's the takeaway from a recent survey that points to the fact that more than half of all Swedes support an outright ban advertising by gambling operators. The survey is just latest piece of bad news that…

Sweden considers cleaning up sports broadcasts with gambling ad ban

Sweden is a country that's currently grappling with a whole host of issues related to the basic regulation of online gambling in its various forms. For years, the country resisted opening its gaming markets to outsiders and, now that it has, Swedish lawmakers are trying to figure out the best way to regulate their newest…

Survey says: Swedish people don’t trust the gambling industry

Trust is something that really matters when a player logs on to an online gambling site or a land-based casino. When that player puts money down on a wager of any kind, he or she wants to know that everything is on the up and up. That’s why the results of recent survey from the…

Swedish regulators warning to operators: follow the rules!

Swedish gaming regulators have a message for the online gambling companies working under their jurisdiction - please follow the rules or there will be trouble. The warning came earlier this week as regulators at Spelinspektionen, the Swedish gaming regulatory body that was once known as Lotteriinspektionen, struggles to get international operators to play by their…

Sweden issues 15 new online gambling licenses

One of the biggest challenges for online gambling operators who want to serve European markets has always been simply cracking through the local bureaucracy to get a gaming license. After all, most Central European governments have held gambling monopolies that they're not eager to give up. Of course the European Union frowns on closed markets…

William Hill Offers Big Bucks in MRG Acquisition Attempt

William Hill is looking to acquire the Swedish operator MRG (formerly Mr Green) and they're willing to pay big bucks in an effort to get the deal done. Earlier this week, the UK-based mega-operator put in a bid of $2.2 billion Swedish Kroner ($306.7 million USD) for all of the company's outstanding shares and assets.…

Cherry Fires CEO Charged with Insider Trading

It's been a rough week for former Cherry AB CEO Anders Holmgren. Late last week Holmgren was arrested by Swedish authorities under suspicion of insider trading. Days later, the Swedish-based gaming operator terminated him from his position by the company's board of directors. Holmgren's, seemingly self-made, problems began last November with the announcement that the…

Sweden Ready to Call Loot Boxes Gambling

Young Swedish video game players may lose the thrill of purchasing loot boxes if their government prevails in its efforts to brand the video game feature as a form of gambling. Earlier this week the Swedish Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi, made clear his intentions to reign in the growing practice of paying for…

Betsson and CEO Ulrik Bengtsson Part Ways

Betsson AB CEO Ulrik Bengtsson is resigning his position with the company after having served in the position since March, 2016. The reasons for Bengtson's abrupt departure are still murky and speculation is running rife as the gaming industry tries to fill in the blanks. Here's what we know so far about Bengstsson's Monday resignation…