In November 2020, the Swedish government appointed an investigator to improve actions against match-fixing and unlicensed gaming activities. The government has now extended the investigation period for this investigation. The previous deadline for reporting the results of the investigation was June 30, 2021. The extended deadline for the assignment is now September 30, 2021. The government has also added a new task to the investigator’s agenda, to identify if there is a need to amend rules in cases of violations of the country’s AML law.
The aim of this investigation is to devise solutions to effectively monitor issues related to illegal gambling and match-fixing. Since addressing these issues is critical for maintaining a viable gaming market, the Swedish government decided that the investigator must have enough time to devise well-planned proposals.
Additionally, the investigation will now assess whether the government must amend the rules related to penalty fees to be levied on licensees who violate the country’s AML law. The issue of extending the scope of the investigation comes after the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s opinion that there is indeed a need to increase the penalty fee that gaming companies must pay for AML violations.