Sweden extends gambling restrictions during COVID-19

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The Swedish government plans to extend restrictions on online gambling until November 2021, in place during the pandemic in the gaming industry. The restrictions were introduced in November last year and continue until June 1, 2021. In particular, a deposit limit of five thousand Swedish kronor for online games has been set. Also, the online casino has a mandatory limit on playing time and limited bonuses to players up to 100 SEK. The authorities justified their proposal on the risks for vulnerable consumers in the gambling industry, as the spread of coronavirus infection continues in Sweden. The extension of restrictions has already drawn criticism from the gaming industry. The Swedish Online Gambling Association believes that such measures will benefit unlicensed market participants. As My Lucky Story previously reported, in 2020 in Sweden, the number of games on the online platforms of licensed gambling operators decreased by 85%. In addition, the betting company Hillside Sports paid a fine for accepting bets from underage players.

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