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Sweden May Postpone Online Gambling Law Reform

Sweden may delay its plan to revise its online gambling laws due to a decision to call in a snap general election by the country's ruling party.

The decision to call for a snap election was made by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven when he was unable to get budget approvals. Löfven is hoping that the election will gain more power for his political party to dictate the affairs of the Northern European country.

Sweden's current monopoly on internet gambling has repeatedly been criticized by the European Commission, who has threatened potential sanctions if the laws are not brought into compliance. The longer Sweden goes without addressing the issue, the more likely it appears that this may be a real possibility.

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