Published: June 13, 2024

Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen joins global sports integrity initiative ULIS

11. Jun 2024

The Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has officially become an associate member of the United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS). This partnership underscores a shared commitment to safeguarding sports from competition manipulation and ensuring a fair and transparent betting environment.

The Swedish Gambling Authority is an established entity tasked with ensuring the legality, safety, and reliability of Sweden's gaming and gambling market. Their role extends to coordinating the National Platform in accordance with Article 13 of the Macolin Convention, which emphasizes the importance of national and international cooperation in fighting manipulation of sports competitions.

"The partnership with ULIS aligns perfectly with our mission to ensure a clean and fair gambling environment," stated Ms. Rosenberg, Director of the Swedish Gambling Authority. "By joining forces with ULIS, we are enhancing our capabilities to monitor and tackle the issues surrounding competition manipulation in our country and across its board."

"We are thrilled to welcome the Swedish Gambling Authority into our integrity network,” said ULIS General Secretary Luca Esposito. "This collaboration reinforces the commitment of both organizations to uphold the integrity of sports. International cooperation is a key factor given the complex challenges we face in the fight against competition manipulation.”

About the Swedish Gambling Authority

The Swedish Gambling Authority is the regulatory body responsible for the oversight of all forms of gambling and betting within Sweden. It ensures that the Swedish gambling market is legal, safe, and reliable. The SGA also coordinates the National Platform as defined by the Macolin Convention, to combat manipulation of sports competitions.

About the United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS)

ULIS is a non-profit association of state lotteries, with an international network of members and partners, conceived to protect the integrity and core values of sports from corruption, specifically, from the manipulation of sports competitions. With its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and offices in Canada, Denmark, and Hong Kong, ULIS monitors sports betting globally to detect suspicious patterns.

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