BOS: Strict Laws Urge Players to Leave Regulated Market

By | July 14, 2021

The Trade Organization for iGaming in Sweden (BOS) has issued a comment on a recent gambling market survey, conducted by the country’s gaming regulator, Spelinspektionen. Login Casino has already disclosed the results of the research in the recent casino news.

As stated previously, the study shows that 7 percent of more than 3 000 respondents opted for the unlicensed operators while 12 percent weren’t sure whether the gambling platform obtained a Swedish license.

Swedish players switch to black ops due to low gambling limits

In its statement, BOS outlines that the new tight restrictions on the Swedish market can be the main reason for players switching to the black market. A gambling survey showed that circa 16 percent of gamblers, who preferred unlicensed websites, did so to avoid a gambling limit of SEK 5 000 (USD 578), instated by the Swedish government. A better chance of winning is also a valuable argument for gamblers.

BOS argues that Spelinspektionen’s survey itself highlights the harmful effect of the imposed restrictions. The organization warns that the stricter regulations make the licensed operators less attractive to the players. The regulated Swedish market is already overly exhausted by the low limits and high fees, so the licensed operators can’t match the attractive offers of the black ops.

The Trade Association has also emphasized the customer protection issue, as the study displays that more than half of players on the unlicensed platforms have signs of problem gambling. The organization points out that every person, gambling on an illegal website, is a player lost for the Swedish consumer protection program.

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