Swedish Minister for Finance asked about plans to divest Svenska Spel

Swedish Minister for Finance asked about plans to divest Svenska Spel

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  • Gambling Insider
July 10, 2023 8:14 PM

Jonas Andersson, a Member of the Swedish Democrats, has formally requested an answer from the Minister of Finance, Elisabeth Svetesson, on whether she plans to divest Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

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Svenska Spel AB is a state-owned gambling company that operates in Sweden, with two major business divisions.

While Svenska Spel AB is responsible for organising sports and traditional number lotteries, it also controls a network of casinos through its subsidiary, Casino Cosmopol.

Andersson argues: “For several years, the Sweden Democrats have been moving in the Riksdag for the state to cease being a player in the competitive gaming market and instead divest the part of Svenska Spel that operates there.”