Swedish commission report
December 16, 2008, 8:27 am (9 years ago)
Scandinavian and other online gambling companies responded swiftly to the disclosure of a Swedish commission report on easing the throttlehold that the Svenska Spel state domination laying on Swedish gambling. Criticism of the proposals came almost instantaneously; targeting mostly at the implication that only sports-betting should be unconventional.
Betsson's CEO, Pontus Lindwall, explained about the proposals as a spinning of the wheel for his company and other main operatives, who had dedicated a significant amount of time and power to offering the commission with specialist input on how best to arrange a controlled and liberal market in Sweden.
Lindwall explained that the commissioners should have defended in opposition to discriminating against private operators. “We were looking for some sort of coordination where we could participate on a level playing field, whether it can be taxes, access to market and so on, " he explained.”Instead, the Inquiry has gone totally the other way and wants to let only Svenska Spel the chance to provide every interactive gaming product except for online sports betting.”