Swedish gambling up in first quarter

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Swedish gaming operators achieved sales of SEK6.2bn (€609m) in the first quarter of this year, it has been announced by the Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen.

The figure represents players’ bets minus winnings paid out. This is an increase of 5.1 per cent compared with the same quarter of 2020. Commercial online gaming and betting increased by 7.7 per cent.

Nearly 63,000 people were suspended from gambling  through the Spelpaus.se programme, which is an increase of just over six per cent. By mid-May the number had risen to nearly 64,000 people.

Sweden has 101 companies with active licences up to March.

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