ATG supports extension of Swedish online casino limits

Sweden has proposed extending deposit limits until June 2021.
Sweden has proposed extending deposit limits until June 2021.

The former horse racing monopoly is in favour of the decision to extend controls to next year.

Sweden.- AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) has voiced support for the government proposal to extend temporary deposit limits for online casinos until June 2021.

It said an extension of the SEK5,000 deposit limit, and SEK100 bonus limit, would help to protect players from gambling harm during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The temporary limits were imposed on July 2 and were due to lapse at the end of the year. 

Igaming operator body BOS has heavily criticised the proposal to extend the online casino restrictions.

But ATG Chief executive Hans Lord Skarplöth said Sweden should go further and introduce a permanent loss limit. ATG has a limit in place on its own casino products.

He said: “I was one of those who applauded the restrictions when they were launched. Although I still believe that a mandatory loss limit at online casinos would have been more effective than the current deposit limit.

“With that reservation, it was a right decision then, and a right decision today. Extending the current measures feels like a reasonable measure in a time that is in many ways troubled.”

ATG has recently expanded its sports betting offering with new virtual sports games from Kiron Interactive.

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