Swedish gambling association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel’s (BOS) has announced that it has gotten Apple in Sweden to reverse course on banning gambling apps in-country after informing the tech giant that the apps were not illegal.
BOS says that it sent Apple an informative letter to educate the company on Swedish gambling law, pointing out that the apps did not violate existing regulations. As a result, most of the apps that were blacklisted by Apple will soon be restored to the App Store.
Commenting on the matter BOS Secretary General Gustaf Hoffstedt said, “It is with great satisfaction we can now put this sad history behind us. Sweden may not discriminate against foreign companies. It has been confirmed repeatedly by both Swedish law and EU law.”
“Now we can focus on shaping future gaming regulations constructively. Together with Parliament, the Government and the Gaming Board, we want to promote a non-discriminatory licensing system that treats everyone equally.”