Sweden's Gaming Revenues Jump in Third Quarter

Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has announced that the country's gambling industry grew in the third quarter, with revenues jumping 4.7% to SEK6.3 billion.

The numbers are an improvement from last year, but were down 3% from SEK6.5 billion in the second quarter. Commercial betting revenues were up 5.4% to SEK3.91 billion. Lottery and land-based slots were down 5.7% to SEK1.39 billion. Charitable lottery revenues jumped 4.2% to SEK803 billion.

Casino Cosmopol's land location reached SEK132 million. Charity bingo games were down 2% to SEK46 million, while restaurant casino was down 47% to SEK47 million.

The regulator said that there were 65,500 self-excluded gamblers in the country and that there were 95 operators active during the quarter.

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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.

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