SPELINSPEKTIONEN AIMS TO RESTRICT BETTING TO TOP SWEDISH FOOTBALL LEAGUES
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed restricting betting on football to the country’s top four football leagues due to the risk of match-fixing in lower leagues.
The regulator has proposed restricting betting on football to the four highest football leagues in Sweden, comprising Allsvenskan, Superettan, Division 1 and Division 2. In addition, the regulator is proposing that betting on training matches and friendly matches be prohibited, regardless of the teams participating.
The proposal follows new rules introduced earlier this year to prohibit certain bets on individual performance, such as betting on a footballer to receive a yellow card or a tennis player making a double fault.
The proposal is subject to stakeholder consultation ending on 6 May, with the regulator warning that similar restrictions will likely be introduced for other sports in the future.
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