Swedish authorities launch inquiry to tackle illegal gambling


Sweden has launched inquiry against illegal gambling in the country. It was launched by Sweden’s Minster for Social Security, Ardalan Shekarabi, who also aims to prevent organized crimes relating to gambling and match fixing.

Director General of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Gunnar Larsson will be heading the inquiry that will try to identify obstacles that exist in preventing illegal gambling in the state.

The objective is to protect existing licensed operators and combat crimes relating to illegal gambling.

According to  report by iGaming Business, Shekarabi said: “We have a responsibility to protect vulnerable consumers from illegal gambling, but also to protect the [licensed companies] in the gambling market from unfair competition. Increased efforts are needed to exclude illegal gambling from the Swedish gambling market.”

He added, “We are now also intensifying the work against match-fixing and organised crime”.