Svenska Spel launches campaign curb match-fixing

Svenska Spel, the state-owned gambling regulator in Sweden, has launched a campaign against the menace of match-fixing. At the initial phase, three films about match-fixing will be released, which will increase people’s awareness about the subject. The Swedish company has been coordinating with several stakeholders, including specialists, police, prosecutors, the Lottery Inspectorate and the Ministry of Finance and Culture within the framework of the national platform against match-fixing. The company is also working with Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS).

“Protecting Swedish sport and healthy gaming is more important than maximising revenue,” said Fredrik Wastenson, President and Business Area Manager for Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

“We urge more gaming companies to join the fight against this problem, for example, by rebuilding their game offer. Svenska Spel is one of Swedish sports biggest sponsors and we will never give up the fight against match-fixing,” added Fredrik Wastenson.

“We have made three documentary films with different angles on match-fixing. Svenska Spel has given us the opportunity to work freely with the question, which is brave because there are voices raised against football games. But in order to get a problem, you have to dare to lift all the stones, and that’s exactly what Svenska Spel and we can do together,” stated Sofia Stenseth, Head of Creative Production at KIT, the company that produced the films with Svenska Spel.