Regulation Insight

Sweden

Haken Hallstedt, the Director General of Sweden’s regulator Lotteriinspektionen, has been appointed to lead the investigative committee charged with proposing changes to Sweden’s gambling laws.

Despite the EU Commission having begun infringement proceedings against Sweden because it believes the national gambling laws breach EU treaties, change has been very slow in coming.

The imminence of a general election to be held in 2018 has created an impetus towards reform. The government wants the new gambling laws to be enacted on its watch.