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Sweden – Spelinspektionen welcomes proposals to increase consumer protection and combat crime

By - 22 November 2023

Swedeish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has welcomed proposals to increase consumer protection and combat crime.

In the referral that is now being submitted to the Council on Legislation, it is proposed that telemarketing of gambling should require written approval and it is also proposed to impose higher fines on gambling companies that violate the Money Laundering Act. In addition, it is proposed that gambling companies with a Swedish license should have the right to access personal data about finances and health that the players themselves have provided, in order to be able to counteract excessive gambling.

“We welcome the proposals in the consultation that enable further measures to strengthen the regulation of the gambling market. It is also gratifying that the Government has now heeded the Swedish Gambling Authority’s proposal to raise the sanction ceiling for violations of the Money Laundering Act,” says Director General Camilla Rosenberg.

The amendments are proposed to enter into force on 1 April 2024.

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