Sweden To Roll Out Gambling Restrictions In Light Of COVID-19

As part of the country’s latest coronavirus-led online gambling restrictions, compulsory weekly deposits and bonus bid limits are expected to be rolled out across Sweden from June 1 through the end of the year.

Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi has proposed that weekly deposits will be limited to SEK5,000, with a SEK100 cap on bonus offers.

Speaking at a press conference, the minister said the lock-up situation is a ‘dangerous cocktail of several circumstances that may increase the risk of gambling addiction.’

The proposed regulations would also include a compulsory playing time limit, although the government is still considering enforcing limits on returning players.

Under the new laws, Spelinspektionen, the country’s gambling regulator, is expected to track trends in the gaming industry, taking action to ‘substantially increase public knowledge of the possibility of turning off games.’

According to Shekarabi, spelinspektionen will also agree on new steps to improve consumer security, which sets limits on their gambling.

Additionally, the regulator will also be charged with extending the Spelpaus national self-exclusion registry to both the land-based and online market.

Under the new laws, Spelinspektionen, the country’s gambling regulator, is expected to track trends in the gaming industry, taking action to ‘substantially increase public knowledge of the possibility of turning off games.’

According to Shekarabi, spelinspektionen will also agree on new steps to improve consumer security, which sets limits on their gambling.

Additionally, the regulator will also be charged with extending the Spelpaus national self-exclusion registry to both the land-based and online market.