As of next year a re-regulation of the gambling market in Sweden will take place. According to the Swedish government this will mean that anyone operating in the Swedish gambling market must have an authorised licence. Operators without a license will be shut out. It is proposed that the new regulations enter into force on 1 January 2019. Minster for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi made the following comment:
“Unregulated gambling has taken over and gambling is used in criminal activities. It is 14 years since the first of a line of gambling inquiries was appointed. It is now time for us to move from words to action and regain control of the Swedish gambling market,”
One of the main reasons behind the re-regulation is based on the fact that there must be stronger consumer protection in place for gambling. Even here in UK we have seen the negative effects of gambling when things are not regulated accordingly
Some of the proposals in the new gambling bill
It is proposed that the new regulations enter into force on 1 January 2019 and below you will find some of the proposals that will hopefully come into full effect already from day 1 next year.
- Licensed operators must have a comprehensive duty to protect gamblers from excessive gambling.
- Strict requirements for moderation in marketing gambling will apply.
- Gamblers must be able to bar themselves from all gambling, and bonuses will not be permitted at any time other than the first gambling occasion.
- The possibility of blocking payment transactions between gamblers and unlicensed gambling operators will be introduced to ensure unlicensed operators are shut out of the market.
- The Swedish Gambling Authority will also be able to order internet service providers to set up warning messages for websites offering unlicensed gambling.
- Promoting gambling without a licence, for example through advertising, will be criminalised.
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For our Swedish readers that are wondering what betting sites that are future proof we are delighted that there is already now is an objective guide about betting that will guide you to the right bookmakers. Bästabettingsidorna.se is a newly launched project, where some of Sweden’s hottest journalists in online betting and esport betting have collapsed. The result is the first future proof guide that will only provide you with bookmakers that will get an license to operate towards Swedish users.
What is important for a Swedish betting site?
Each reviewed betting page In their guide get a rating based on the timing of testing. Thereafter, the reviewed gaming company is compared with other betting pages. The analysis is made across several parameters, which we know their readers find most relevant when they are going to play with a bookmaker from Sweden.
- Experience – How long experience do you have?
- Odds and game types
- Selection of events
- Betting Rewards
- Design and layout
- Mobile version
- Customer Support
- Payment methods and payout times
The goal with this guide that is to give you as a Swedish customer the best bettering pages gathered in one place. For now you will find over 40 sportsbook providers to pick from which we find quite impressive.