The seven-member board will remain the same in size, membership and composition in 2023. The regulator’s director-general Camilla Rosenburg will retain her leadership position at the head of Spelinspektionen. The only change is that Per Håkansson is to become the chairman of the organisation, having previously served on the board. The board has a one-year term, serving to 31 March 2024.
Regulator issues supplier licences
The regulator is currently in a period of reform following the passage of the Enhanced Gambling Regulations Bill in November 2022. Consequently, Spelinspektionen is implementing a number of the bill’s provisions, including the forthcoming introduction of B2B supplier licences.
Since the first licences were issued in mid-March, 16 providers in total have been authorised to offer services to operators in Sweden. The four most recent new licensees include the UK subsidiary for US-based gaming business Inspired, slots developer Nolimit City, platform software business Finnplay and Play’n Go.
“As a Nordic-based B2B platform provider specialising in regulatory compliance, we are especially pleased to be among the first group of companies to receive the Swedish B2B supplier licence,” said Finnplay managing director Jaakko Soininen.
“Sweden is an important neighbouring market for us and we currently have several exciting new projects in development with plans to launch this year,” he continued. “So this was an important and necessary achievement for our company.”
This sentiment was echoed by Nolimit City, which said that the acquisition of the licence was a continuation of the business’ commitment to be present in as many regulated markets as possible.