The Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen announced [Friday] that it has issued its first three gaming supplier licences. The five-year licences have been awarded in advance of 1 July, when the regulator will make the possession of such a licence a requirement for all providers who wish to do business with operators in Sweden.
This is despite the enabling legislation for this, the Enhanced Game Regulation bill, not yet having passed the Riksdag – the Swedish parliament – being still in the committee stage.
Spelinspektionen noted that 60 applications have so far been received since the regulator opened the submission process on 1 March this year. The legislature opted to introduce licensing requirements for suppliers at the end of November last year.