SWEDEN EXPANDS GAMBLING INVESTIGATION
Sweden’s investigation into match-fixing and unlicensed gambling has been extended by three months and expanded to include money laundering threats.
The investigation led by Swedish Chamber of Commerce director general Gunnar Larsson was due to submit a report to the government by June 30, with that deadline now extended to September 30 to allow Larsson to develop a comprehensive proposal to combat the threats posed by illegal gambling and match-fixing.
He will also now investigate money laundering threats and develop rules for imposing penalties on licensed gambling operators for any violations of the Money Laundering Act.
“The current investigation will propose solutions to enable effective supervision of illegal gambling and strengthen the work against match-fixing,” said Sweden’s social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi. “These issues are of great importance for a sustainable gaming market. It is therefore important that the investigator has enough time to develop well-elaborated proposals.”
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