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Report from Sweden: The first state-owned Internet poker site

Magazine article
Authors Per Binde
Published in Gaming Law Review
Volume 11
Issue 2
Pages 108-115
ISSN 1092-1885
Publication year 2007
Published at Center for Public Sector Research (CEFOS)
Pages 108-115
Language en
Keywords gaming, gambling, eu, internet, poker, regulation, sweden
Subject categories Public Administration Studies, Competition law, European law, Business Administration


The first state-owned Internet poker site was launched in March 2006 in Sweden. This paper describes the political and public debate that flared up when plans for the poker site became known, the rationale for the Swedish government granting permission to the site, and the possible implications of this decision for Swedish lottery regulation vis-à-vis EU law. Finally, some speculations on the future of Swedish gambling regulation are made.

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