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In total, there are twelve online gambling operators that have received a Swedish license that have already gone live with online poker.
Full Report: Swedish Online Poker Rooms Go Live

In one of Europe’s biggest market openings in five years, thirteen online poker rooms are among dozens of online casinos and sportsbooks now open for business in Sweden.


The Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen, issued another batch of licenses ahead of the country’s reorganization of the gambling market.
More Online Poker Rooms Authorized in Sweden: Will 888 Be Left Out in the Cold?

So far 31 gambling companies have been issued a license by the Swedish gambling authority ahead of the January 1 go-live date.


TSG, parent company of PokerStars, BetStars, and Sky Bet, becomes the 19th online gambling entity to receive approval.
Stars Group Receives Swedish Online Gaming License

Both PokerStars and Full Tilt domains are among the growing list of domains authorized to offer online gaming in Sweden from January 1, 2019.


Among the operators to be approved include Svenska Spel, Betsson Group, LeoVegas, Kindred Group, GVC Holdings and Bet365.
Svenska Spel, Betsson, Kindred, and GVC Among First to Receive Swedish Online Gambling License

Sweden has issued its first round of approved operators for the country’s re-regulated market set to commence next year.


The Sweden's gambling market reported a modest gross gaming revenue increase of 1.2% to SEK 16.8 billion (~ $1.85 billion) for the first three quarters of this year.
Online Gambling Sector Spurs Growth in Sweden Ahead of 2019 Re-Regulation

Unlicensed operators in Sweden grow by 12.4% while licensed operators’ revenue declines by 2.4%, according to the regulator’s latest figures.


More than 30 companies have submitted applications to the Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen) for a gambling license.
Dozens of Companies Submit Applications as Swedish Licensing Process Begins

Confirmed applicants include Kindred, Betsson and Expekt as Sweden is on course to open up its regulated market on January 1, 2019.


Unibet picks up Operator of the Year at IGA. Cries of sexism overshadow the ICE expo.
Portugal’s Progress, Industry Icicles, and Awards for Everyone: This Week in Online Poker

The awards season is upon us. Kindred Group picked up Poker Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards…


Sweden has submitted its bill to liberalize its gambling laws to the European Commission. The new rules, which include a reasonable 18% gaming duty on licensed operators and sensible measures for consumer projection, will be followed by regulations which will supplement the law.
Sweden Submits “Re-Regulation” Gambling Bill for EU Consideration

On schedule and with sensible measures, Sweden’s plan to liberalize online gambling makes key progress forward.


“We want to continue to honor our commitment to the Swedish poker community” 888 will run online satellites to live event, as well as host the online portion in 2018.
888 Extends Swedish Poker Championship Partnership Ahead of Re-Regulation

Operator agrees to extend two-year partnership by a year and has the option for 2019 pending market liberalization.


A long-awaited report into gambling in Sweden has recommended a liberalization of online gambling to allow foreign operators to apply for licenses and offer…
A Re-Regulated Gaming Market: Sweden On a Clear Path to Liberalize Online Gambling by 2019

As expected, Government-commissioned report concludes that licensing of online gambling should be opened up to international operators to channel more players through regulated sites.


888 has revealed more stops on its 2017 live tour. Partypoker has switched all its MTTs to 8-handed..
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A Swedish commission set up in 2015 to look into the state of online gambling licensing in the country delivered a monstrous 1300-page report late last week.
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