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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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See what is making news on on the live poker circuit, in the poker industry and online.


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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The latest regulatory news from Australia, Sweden, Poland, Colombia and more.


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 regulated igaming to Swedish players.
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.


PokerStars rolled out a new lobby earlier this month that removed the second-level tab navigation in an effort to simplify the lobby.
Poker Insight

New features and games at 888, PokerStars, Unibet, People’s Poker, party and more.


Svenska Spel, Sweden's monopoly online gaming provider, is set to move onto IGT's new poker platform on Wednesday.
IGT’s New Poker Platform to Get its Biggest Test Yet as Svenska Spel Prepares Transition

An in-depth review of IGT’s modern poker platform, set to go live in Sweden today.


Amaya accepts it would have to depart Australia if new amendment passes. Brazil's new law that would mark a complete overhaul of the country's approach to gambling now has its big day in the spotlight.
Regulation Insight

Australia, India, Brazil, Germany, Bulgaria and more.


Sky Poker and MPN run small tournament series. Ray.FI and Svenska Spel run series in their segregated markets.
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As smaller tournament series in Europe get underway, operators cue up their November promotions.


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