The gambling regulator from Sweden has revealed that there was a 6% decrease in participation this year.
Sweden.- Spelinspektionen, the gambling regulator from Sweden, has carried out a report along with Novus. The information shows that since the re-regulation of the local industry has brought a 6% decline in gambling participation in Sweden.
Around 60% of Swedish people said that they’ve participated in gambling activity over the past 12 months. This figure represents a 6% setback when compared to the same period a year ago. Compared to the first report from 2013, the decline rises to 16%.
The regulator said that 4% of all online gambling players said that they played on a site without a Swedish licence. 18% said that they don’t know about their licences and 78% said that they’ve never played on a site without a Swedish licence.
Moreover, 50% of all players that participated in the survey said that they’re familiar with spelpaus.se, the gambling authority’s national self-suspension register.
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Preliminary information released by the Swedish Tax Agency shows that net turnover in the third quarter of 2019 amounted to €551 million. The agency said that the information will be further adjusted in the future.
The number of suspended people in spelpaus.se amounted to 41,703 at the end of the third quarter. This represents an increase of 11% compared to the previous quarter. At the beginning of November, the number had increased to just over 44,000.