Gaming in Sweden Grew 7% Last Year

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Sweden's gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed that a survey conducted in the country indicated that the gambling participation in the country grew 7% last year.

The survey was given to 2,192 people through company SKOP and have multiple choice answers. It found that 73% of participants gambled in some form in 2021, up 7% from 2020.

86% of those who gambled said that they gambled at home, while 20% gambled at a retail spot. 5% said they gambled at work, a rise of 1% from last year.

Winning was cited as the most important factor for playing at 41%. Size of winnings was second at 36%, while entertainment and controlled play came in at 33%. 46% of those surveyed said they had not used an online account in the past 90 days. 39% said they had one account, while 12% had two. 2% of those surveyed said they have more than three accounts.

35% said that they think Swedish betting operators take responsible gambling seriously, while 27% said no, not at all.

59% said they are aware of the country's self-exclusion service, while 1% reported using it.

The survey comes as the country has implemented a SEK5,000 restriction on deposits per month, which

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