BOS op-ed: “Svenska Spel’s betting company must be sold by the state”

Dagens Nyheter – Sweden’s largest morning paper – today published an op-ed signed Gustaf Hoffstedt, Secretary General of The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling. Hoffstedt is urging the government to sell the betting and online casino part of the governmental gambling operator Svenska Spel.

The op-ed is published here and is attached in an English translation.

I hope the new government will deliver on the fundamental distinction between being the legislator and rule setter on the gambling market and being a commercial operator. It’s high time for the government to cut the ties as commercial betting and casino operator and focus on its unique role as legislator and rule setter, says Gustaf Hoffstedt.