Sweden Launches Anti-Illegal Gambling Investigation

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This week it was revealed that Sweden is launching an investigation to find new ways to help snuff out illegal online gambling and match-fixing within the country.

The investigation is being launched by Social Security Minister Ardalan Shekarabi, with Swedish Chamber of Commerce Director General Gunnar Larsson running the probe. He'll be looking to find ways to keep unlicensed online casino operators from offering their site to Swedish customers. Another major issue is match-fixing, and the investigation will look to tamp down on corruption.

This move shows that Sweden is able to acknowledge shortcomings in their regulations and are working to find new ways to fix the lapses.

Commenting on the investigation Shekarabi said, "We have a responsibility to protect vulnerable consumers from illegal gambling, but also to protect the [licensed companies] in the gambling market from unfair competition. Increased efforts are needed to exclude illegal gambling from the Swedish gambling market.

"We are now also intensifying the work against match-fixing and organised crime."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.