In Sweden, there was still five licensed operators
The number of new licensees online gambling in Sweden increased by five operators, including the parent company of PokerStars – The Stars Group (TSG).
Swedish Agency for Regulation Lotteriinspektionen gambling scatter symbol slots business, which will soon be renamed to Spelinspektionen, granted five additional licenses to operators. New regulated gambling market in Sweden will begin its work January 1, 2019.
A work permit was issued to a subsidiary of TSG – TSG Interactive PLC, which plans to provide the Swedish players the opportunity to play online games and do sports betting using the domains associated with the brand PokerStars, Full Tilt and BetStars.
Another licensee was the Betclic Everest Group, a subsidiary of Expekt Nordics Ltd, which also plans to provide a platform for online games and the opportunity to bet. A similar functionality chose Maltese operators Betway Group and Tipwin, who plan to work across domains and Betway.se Tipwin.se respectively.
The last was the licensee company based in Malta Mandalorian Technologies Ltd, which plans to create a platform of online casino sites via Noaccountcasino.com and Prankcasino.com.
The first 16-line licensees were announced last month. Lotteriinspektionen issued a total of 23 licenses. Previously, the regulator stated that consideration was submitted 70 applications. Representatives of the regulator wants to approve most of them to the market launch.
Despite the fact that Sweden has long pondered over the legalization of online gambling, the government was able to take the correct and effective set of rules to regulate a new market. It was decided to allow the full range of services for online gambling at a tax rate of 18% on the GGR. The authorities hope that it will help attract visitors to the Swedish, rather than on foreign online gambling sites.
Recall that the company Cherry AB, based in Stockholm, confirmed the launch of a new Swedish online casino Hajper.com, managed her department B2C ComeOn.
See also: Gambling in Sweden: licensing, regulation and future changes
See also: Analysis of the market of online gaming in the Nordic countries, in March 2017