The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) welcomes the decision that Minister of Financial Markets Niklas Wykman is appointed to be responsible for gaming policy in the government.
We look forward to having a discussion with Niklas Wykman about how gambling policy can best be developed in Sweden. We will have three important messages in those discussions. Firstly, the licensed gambling companies must be protected at the expense of the unlicensed ones. Secondly, the state should concentrate on making laws that the rest of us must follow rather than acting as a commercial gambling company itself, and thirdly, it would be welcome if Wykman, as the first minister in any Swedish government, dares to highlight the gambling industry’s important business and political significance for Sweden and Europe, says Gustaf Hoffstedt.