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Europe Gaming

article Sweden takes 22 licence applications on launch day
(Sweden) -- Household names such as Svenska Spel and Betsson were among 22 companies that applied for Sweden’s new gambling licences on the first day of...
article Svenska Spel’s new CEO looking for an online gambling fight
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s erstwhile gambling and betting monopoly Svenska Spel has a new CEO to lead the company into a new era of competition.
article Cherry reveals 104% revenue growth in 2017
(Sweden) -- Cherry has announced “strong” financial growth for the 12 months to December 31, 2017, with revenue up 104% year-on-year.
article Sweden’s Proposed Licensing Laws for Gambling
(Sweden) -- It is no real surprise that, given the European Commission’s recent decision not to follow up on cases of EU law infringement in matters related to...
article Offshore Operators Dominate Swedish Online Gambling Market
(Sweden) -- The Swedish online gambling market is being dominated by offshore operators, once again, according to the new H1-2017 figures released earlier this week by...
article New gaming law in Sweden
(Sweden) -- A new framework for the gaming industry in Sweden has been introduced and it could soon end the iGaming monopoly under the control of Svenska Spel. The...
article Online casino games maker NetEnt sees room for further expansion
(Sweden) -- Sweden's NetEnt, which makes online slot machines and roulette games, wants to double its share of the global market to 30 percent despite doubts about...
article Swedish online gambling framework to be reviewed
(Sweden) -- It appears that the gambling monopoly of Svenska Spel in Sweden is coming to an end after the mounting pressure experienced by the Swedish Ministry of...
article European Commission to sue Sweden over online betting laws
(Sweden) -- The European Commission has initiated legal action against Sweden after ruling that the country has failed to change rules on online betting and poker games...
article Svenska Spel eyes online casino launch
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s state controlled gambling operator, Svenska Spel has requested a direct application from the Swedish Government, to allow the operator to...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Battlefield 5 Shows How The Video Game Industry Is Turning On Loot Boxes
(Sweden) -- Yesterday, the official Battlefield Twitter account published something interesting - a promise that not only will the makers of the upcoming Battlefield 5...
article Sweden Could Identify Loot Boxes As Gambling
(Sweden) -- The Swedish Government is investigating the use of loot boxes because they are seen as a form of gambling. Sweden is the latest country to join the anti loot...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Gambling Expansion

article Sweden Open to Gambling Applications from July 2018
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s gambling regulator, Lotteriinspektionen, is planning to open up a licensing window from 1 July 2018. This announcement has followed a period...
1 Article on this Issue

Enterprise Rancheria

article Meet the Counter Strike e-sports team where everyone is over 60
(Sweden) -- Earlier this year, Monica Idenfors stumbled upon a strange ad. It was a call for seniors interested in joining an e-sports team, with the goal of competing...
1 Article on this Issue


article Quickspin igaming content for PokerStars
(Sweden) -- Online gaming content from Swedish slots specialist Quickspin, a Playtech Group company, is live with operator PokerStars Casino. Games available to...
article Svenska Spel Beats PokerStars in Sweden, Survey Says
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s own Svenska Spel has grown into one of the country’s most popular gaming sites, leaving big names like PokerStars far behind, according...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Svenska Spel growth outpaced by international gambling sites
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s state-owned online gambling operator enjoyed double-digit growth in the first half of 2017 but still got outperformed by internationally...
article Sweden’s Unregulated Gambling Market Sees Double-Digit Growth in H1
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s gambling market saw a 3% increase in revenue during the first half of the year, figures released by the country’s gambling regulator,...
article Offshore operators increase Swedish gaming market share in Q1
(Sweden) -- Sweden's gambling market generated turnover of SEK5.43bn (€554.3m) during the first quarter of 2017, with unlicensed online operators representing...
article A Mesmerizing Asian-Themed Video Slot Arrives at Net Entertainment-Powered Online Casinos
(Sweden) -- Net Entertainment, the Sweden-based online casino games creator just released an online video slot simply entitled as "Lights TM". It captures the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Stockholm to Host First-Ever Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in September
(Sweden) -- For the first time ever, Swedish capital of Stockholm will play a host to the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference taking place on September 7.
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch
(Sweden) -- After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea announced today that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline...
1 Article on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article Sweden may force foreign gambling firms to undergo licensing
(Sweden) -- The Swedish government will publish a review in a few months on new regulations for the gambling market, and many hope it will extend the licensing...
article The President of Malta visits LeoVegas Gaming
(Sweden) -- On Friday, The President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca paid a visit to LeoVegas Gaming Ltd - a sponsor of the President's Solidarity Fun Run....
article Apple Asked to Remove Gambling Apps from Swedish App Store
(Sweden) -- The Swedish Gaming Board has requested Apple to remove all gaming apps for Swedish players. Currently, the government of Sweden owns a company called Svenksa...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Swedish hockey team accused of offending Native Americans
(Sweden) -- Gothenburg’s Frölunda Hockey Club has been reported to Sweden's discrimination ombudsman because of its nickname and logo, which the complainant...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article DDOS Attack on Online Gaming Site Knocks Sweden Offline
(Sweden) -- A massive DDOS attack on an unnamed internet gaming site knocked most of Sweden offline this week.
1 Article on this Issue


article Playtech to acquire Aristocrat’s VLT business
(Sweden) -- Online gaming software giant Playtech has announced the bolt-on acquisition of Stockholm-based retail video lottery terminal (VLT) businesses Aristocrat...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article Net Entertainment Signs First Land-based Deal
(Sweden) -- Sweden's Net Entertainment is entering the land-based sector for the first time after announcing the signing of a new agreement with William Hill.
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Betsson is Going Mobile as it Closes its Betting Shops
(Sweden) -- The legendary Gotgatan betting shop in Stockholm is closing down. Opened in May 2008, Betsson’s business was the favorite meeting place of the most...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Swedish police scuffle with activists protesting mining plans on indigenous Sami land
(Sweden) -- Police have removed some 50 screaming and singing activists who were blocking a road in northern Sweden to protest a British company’s plans to build...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article MRG sets sights on sports growth in Denmark with new licence
(Sweden) -- MRG has set out plans to build on the early success of its online casino offering in Denmark by rolling out sports betting services under a new licence.
press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Announces Opening of Swedish Gaming Market to Operators
(Sweden) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that the opening of Sweden’s gaming market to operators has begun. In...
article ATG selects Evolution for re-regulated Swedish gambling market
(Sweden) -- Evolution Gaming, provider of live casino solutions, has signed an agreement to supply Swedish horse racing operator AB Trav och Galopp when the country...
article NetEnt progressive slot games help deliver more seven-figure prizes
(Sweden) -- Online gambling technology provider, NetEnt (NETB:Stockholm), has done it again! The Swedish firm recently helped to provide two massive jackpot wins, one...
article Stockholm steals London's crown as iGaming capital
(Sweden) -- Stockholm has been crowned Europe’s betting capital, with more listed iGaming companies than any other stock exchange in Europe.
article Swedish parliament passes gambling bill in landslide vote
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s parliament yesterday (Thursday) approved proposed changes to national gambling laws by voting 282-19 in favour of a new bill. Due to come into...
article Nitro Circus video slot in the works at Yggdrasil Gaming Limited
(Sweden) -- Only a day after inking a games supply deal with Scandinavian iGaming operator Betsson AB and online casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming Limited has now...
article Evolution Gaming revenue, profit spike 30% on live casino growth
(Sweden) -- Live dealer online casino technology provider Evolution Gaming started 2018 the way it finished 2017: setting revenue records. Figures released Thursday by...
article Digital gains see Cherry AB up Q1 2018 forecasts
(Sweden) -- Issuing a market update, the governance of Stockholm-listed Cherry AB has informed that it expects its Q1 2018 revenue and earnings results to be ‘...
article Sweden tightening grasp on online gambling
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s officials are hoping to tighten regulations for online gambling for the Scandinavian country as lawmakers have proposed new legislation for...
article Sweden to introduce new measures for the regulation of online gambling
(Sweden) -- The government of Sweden has proposed new legislation for the regulation of online gambling that would institute a fresh licensing system, establish...
article Unregulated Online Gambling Plays Major Part in Sweden
(Sweden) -- Currently, online gambling in Sweden is unregulated but not illegal. Various types of unregulated gambling activities also represent a huge market, which was...
article Betsson AB partnership for Relax Gaming Limited
(Sweden) -- After signing a trio of content supply deals in February, online casino games developer Relax Gaming Limited has begun March by inking a similar agreement...
article One in Eight Swedes Gambles Regularly on International Gambling Websites
(Sweden) -- Around 55% of all Swedes aged between 18-74 gambled monthly during the second half of 2017, Swedish consultancy firm Mediavision said in its latest report on...
article NetEnt fails to meet expectations despite growth
(Sweden) -- NetEnt has failed to hit initial expectations, despite reporting year-on-year growth across various key financials in 2017.
article Proven Player… Kindred Group delivers exceptional growth for 2017 trading
(Sweden) -- Stockholm-listed European online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc, closes a successful and transformative 2017, as the company records a further ‘...
article Gambling Companies among Biggest Advertisers in Sweden, Recent Report Finds
(Sweden) -- Gambling operators have been ramping up their advertising efforts in Sweden ahead of the regulation of the country’s gambling market, media research...
article Sweden’s Regulated Gambling Market Generates SEK6.4 Billion in Tax Revenue in 2017
(Sweden) -- The government of Sweden collected the total amount of SEK6.4 billion in tax revenue from regulated gambling services in 2017, Lotteriinspektionen, the...
article More Details Surface about Sweden’s Online Gambling Regulation Push
(Sweden) -- A few more details about the nearing regulation of Sweden’s online gambling market emerged late last week. In a post on his LinkedIn page, Mark...
article Christmas comes early: Sweden release draft gambling legislation
(Sweden) -- Sweden hopes to have its new liberalized gambling regime in place by 2019, which will finally allow international online operators the chance to legally...

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