Sweden's Spelinspektionen reports Gaming companies with a Swedish license had sales of SEK 6 billion during the third quarter

Published: 2020-11-20

In total, gaming companies with a Swedish license had sales of SEK 6 billion (players' contributions minus paid out winnings) during the third quarter of 2020. This is an increase of 1.3 percent compared with the same quarter in 2019. The figures are preliminary and largely based on information from the Swedish Tax Agency. decided tax.

At the end of the third quarter, just over 56,000 were suspended for games via Spelpaus.se. This is an increase of almost 7 percent compared with the previous quarter. By mid-November 2020, the number had increased to almost 58,000 people.

100 companies had active licenses on the Swedish market in November 2020 (licenses for non-profit purposes not included). 72 of these companies were licensed for betting and / or commercial gaming online.

There is no actual information on how much is played at gaming companies without a Swedish license. The British analysis company H2 Gambling Capital estimates that during the third quarter of 2020, a total of between SEK 627 - 740 million (after paid out profits) was played at companies outside the Swedish licensing system. H2 Gambling Capital's estimate refers to all gambling outside the Swedish licensing system, ie also gambling with companies that do not target Sweden and thus do not need to have a Swedish license.

See table for quarterly data 2019 - 2020

More information

Magnus Granlund, analyst
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My Hamrén, press officer
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tel. 0152-650 174, 0765-330 174 

About the compilation

The Gaming Inspectorate continuously collects and analyzes data to monitor trends in the gaming area. Information on turnover for games for public benefit purposes is collected by the Swedish Gaming Inspectorate. For actors who are taxable, the turnover figures are based on information on decided tax from the Swedish Tax Agency. The information on gambling by players without a Swedish license is obtained from H2 Gambling Capital, one of the leading providers of global gaming market data.

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