Svenska Spel May Ban Betting in Select Markets

The CEO of Svenska Spel has announced that his company is pushing for banning sports wagering in specific markets in Sweden in an effort to combat match-fixing.

The announcement was made at a meeting between the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, Swedish Football Association, and the Swedish Social Security Minister. Hofbauer said that the markets banned will be those that can be influenced by an individual, and that operators have a responsibility to make it more difficult for match-fixing to take place.

During the meeting Hofbauer said, "This type of event is very easy to manipulate because they do not depend on the entire team effort, but can be controlled by a single player.

"Svenska Spel has always been supportive of the sport on this issue. It is a matter of course for us to work together against cheating and crime. Our customers should be able to feel confident that the matches they have played on are free from manipulation."

Details on the potential ban haven't officially been rolled out as of press time.

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