Swedish Government Proposes Increased Funding for Spelinspektionen to Combat Match-Fixing and Illegal Gambling
The Swedish government is proposing increased funding for Spelinspektionen (the Swedish Gambling Authority) to bolster its efforts in combating match-fixing and illegal gambling.
The additional funding aims to empower Spelinspektionen to fulfil the requirements of the Council of Europe’s Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, commonly known as the Macolin Convention.
Strengthening Oversight and Collaboration
In addition to Spelinspektionen, the government is also proposing increased funding for Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority). This funding is intended to strengthen their supervision efforts and collaboration with Spelinspektionen to block payment transactions related to illegal gambling operations.
Proposed Funding Increase
Spelinspektionen is proposed to receive SEK 10.8 million in additional funding in 2024, SEK 15.6 million in 2025, and SEK 18.6 million in 2026 to support its efforts in combating match-fixing and illegal gambling.
The government highlights that countering illegal gambling and match-fixing is of utmost importance to ensure a safe and secure gambling market for consumers. The increased funding is expected to facilitate enhanced collaboration with Finansinspektionen and strengthen oversight efforts. Camilla Rosenberg, the Director-General of Spelinspektionen, welcomes the proposal for increased resources and sees it as a positive step in advancing their mission.