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Sweden – Sweden’s National Audit Office to examine effectiveness of Spelinspektionen in new gambling market

By - 27 November 2023

Sweden’s National Audit Office will investigate whether Sweden’s national gambling regulator Spelinspektionen (SGA) has managed to effectively govern the sector following its re-regulation in 2019.

It wants to ensure that it remains ‘a healthy and safe gambling market under public control’ and whether it continues to ‘protect the revenue for the public and… provide good conditions for non-profit activities to obtain funding.’

Riksrevisionen said: “Expectations for the Swedish Gambling Authority’s supervision are high in the new, re-regulated system. At the same time, the authority’s conditions for carrying out supervision have changed. Before the re-regulation, Svenska Spel, ATG and the four largest national lotteries accounted for over 95 per cent of turnover on the regulated market.

“After the re-regulation, a large number of new actors have been added and today the Gambling Inspectorate has supervisory responsibility over approximately 600 licence and permit holders. The fact that the legislation is largely new also means that there is a lack of practice.”

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