Sweden’s online operator association Branschföreningen för Onlinespe (BOS) has again hit out at the Swedish government’s proposal to extend the country’s restrictions on online gambling including a SEK5,000 (£428/€476/$540) weekly deposit cap to November 14 2021.
The proposed extension was announced last month due to the rate of Covid-19 in Sweden.
BOS chair Gustaf Hoffstedt cited difficulties in consumer protection between the regulated and unregulated sectors and the potential rise in users playing unlicensed games as the body’s reasons for rejection.
“The restrictions raise the thresholds for licensed gaming, and in other words, lower the threshold for Swedish consumers choosing [unlicensed games].” Hoffstedt (pictured) said.
“It is only the black market that has reason to rejoice at the government’s proposal for continued restrictions for Swedish-licensed gambling companies.”
The restriction, which applies only to online casino games, came into effect in July ..