« News index »
SVENSKA SPEL CHAIRWOMAN RESIGNS
26th April, 2016 at 11:08:57
In protest of "Profits before responsible gambling".
Swedish politician and chairwoman of state-owned gaming monopoly Svenska Spel, Anitra Linnéa Steen, dispensed harsh criticism on the company's responsible gambling strategy saying its increased focus on profit is at the expense of responsible gambling, social and ethical values.
"For a social democracy it has always been important to have a clear social responsibility;" Steen said in an interview with Dagens Industri. "Svenska Spel has had an effective responsible play policy which was of great importance for social causes, but now has taken another direction.
Insiders say Steen's disagreements with Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi are at the root of her resignation. They reportedly concern Shekarabi's proposal for the introduction of a licensing regime versus Steen's preference to institute IP blocking of offshore online gaming companies and introduce tougher penalties for illegal operators.
"The government has lost control of the gaming market and we must recapture to secure the protection of consumers. The individual consumer is not protected by a monopoly on the gaming market," Shekarabi said.
Related News Tags: Sweden
SWEDISH GOVERNMENT'S ONLINE GAMBLING STUDY GROUP TO DELIVER FINDINGS THIS WEEK (Update)
29th March, 2017 at 19:48:16
Reliable sources tell Reuters news agency that the investigating panel is likely to advise the scrapping of the monopoly system.
NEW ONLINE SLOT FROM QUICKSPIN ON THE WAY
25th March, 2017 at 08:38:18
Sakura Fortune set for release April 11.
SWEDISH MARKETING FIRM IN HOT WATER FOR LEOVEGAS SMS PROMO
22nd March, 2017 at 20:12:25
Norwegians submit seventy complaints to ombudsman regarding unsolicited online casino promotion.
ENERGYCASINO TAKE ON LIVE DEALER SOLUTION FROM EVOLUTION GAMING
20th March, 2017 at 15:15:56
Expanded live casino offer for UK market.
PARIPLAY TO PROVIDE GAMING CONTENT TO BETSSON
17th March, 2017 at 06:19:15
Swedish online casino operator to take on games like Atari Asteroids, Atari Star Raiders and Atari Black Widow in comprehensive content package