Camilla Rosenberg’s term as Director General of Spelinspektionen has been extended by the Swedish government until the end of October 2026.
The gambling authority has announced that Rosenberg will continue in the position she has held since 2017 before Spelinspektionen was rebranded from Lotteriinspektionen in 2019 to include the regulation of online gambling.
During her time so far as Director General, she has seen the Spelinspektionen’s resources to regulate the licensed Swedish market expanded upon, while the regulator has also been placed in charge of the country’s centralised self-exclusion scheme Spelpaus.
“It feels good to be able to continue working on launching the various parts of the reform and taking the continued important steps for a well-functioning Swedish gambling market,” noted Rosenberg.
In addition, Spelinspektionen recently declared that Swedish-licensed gaming companies earned SEK 6.6bn in revenue during the first quarter of 2023, unchanged compared to the previous year.
The regulator also stated just under 92,000 people were self-excluded from gaming via Spelpaus in Q1, an 8 per cent increase compared to the previous quarter.
Last month, Spelinspektionen received an additional SEK 2.4m to help tackle illegal gambling and safeguard Sweden’s regulated online gambling as the inspectorate will “handle both a large influx of permit applications and important supervisory tasks”.
From July 1, new measures are also being enforced to help foster a healthier and safer gambling market in Sweden, including obligating firms to disclose information to the Police Authority on request as well as contingencies to prevent match-fixing.