Sweden Considers Extending Online Gaming Restrictions

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The government of Sweden is reportedly considering extending caps on player deposits for online betting through November as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to play a role in keeping people at home.

Sweden rolled out betting restrictions last summer with the intention of ending them at the end of the year, but new infection cases have caused lawmakers to continue pushing out those restrictions.

Players will be capped at making deposits of SEK5,000 per month until at least November if the extension does get put into place. There's also a similar limit in place for physical gaming machines. Players are also required to set time limits before they can play, and bonus restrictions are also in place.

As you can probably assume, the betting industry isn't happy about the extension. They feel that the caps will hurt the bottom lines for casinos, and is calling for lawmakers to reverse course and end the limitations.

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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.