Swedish Gambling Legal Framework

In 2018, Sweden passed the Gambling Act 2018:1138, which introduced an online licensing model in the country for the first time, with a planned introduction date of January 1, 2019. This was to ensure that an adequate degree of player protection was offered, through the implementation of a comprehensive responsible gambling policy.

The aim of this course is to help gambling operators understand how to comply with the requirements set forward in the Swedish gambling legal framework, especially the new Swedish Gambling Act (2018:1138) and the obligation to train staff.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Know how to comply with the legal requirements concerning the duty of care as set out in the new Swedish gambling framework, especially regarding the obligation to train staff.


Recognise the characteristics (and behaviour) of at-risk gamblers and comply with your duty of care.

Be aware of the consequences of non-compliance.



Understand compliance requirements, such as marketing, reporting and notification obligations.


45 minutes



Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Training requirements
  • Other responsible gambling compliance provisions
  • Key licensing conditions


  • Key reporting and notification requirements
  • Marketing requirements
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Conclusion
  • Test your understanding