Sweden updates self-exclusion scheme to offer more safer gambling advice
| By Marese O'Hagan
Sweden’s gaming regulator Spelinspektionen has announced that the country’s self-exclusion service Spelpaus.se is undergoing an update in order to offer more safer gambling help to customers.
The update is expected to be completed at the end of May.
Spelpaus.se allows users to voluntarily block themselves from gambling websites in Sweden.
Spelinspektionen stated that the update will make Spelpaus.se more user friendly by adding more information and guidance about how to seek help for gambling harm.
Users will also be able to extend their suspension periods with the new update.
Spelpaus.se was first introduced on 1 January 2019, when the licensed Swedish online market opened. According to Spelinspektionen, there are currently 73,000 users singed up to the programme.
Earlier this month Hasse Lord Skarplöth, CEO of Swedish horse racing operator ATG, published a blog post stating that Spelpaus was not enough to protect players, due to the fact that the service can’t ensure players are excluded from black market play.