Sweden Looks to Change Lottery Rules

Lottery rules in Sweden may be changing in the near future, as regulator Spelinspektionen has announced that they've submitted paperwork to change the technical rules behind the industry.

If accepted, the changes would go into effect on March 1st of next year and would include multiple changes as to the state of lottery in the country. There would be new definitions for different lottery games, including changing definitions of "instant wins", "charitable draws", "POS services", and "electronic lotteries". Other changes include operators being compelled to keep records of the tickets sold and redeemed for prices, and tickets will have to have UV stamps, game information, gambling risk information, price per purchase, and the business address of the licencee of the seller.

Sellers will also have to provide information for win percentages and win distribution for prizes. When machines are inspected for maintenance, the work must be reported to the regulator.

Sweden's lottery system is run by monopoly Svenska Spel, but there are charity lotteries in the country as well. There have been calls to liberalise the market, but there hasn't been much movement in that direction from lawmakers.

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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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