Sweden Bans Bets On Lower-Division Football

  • Regulator considers football riskier than other sports
  • Trade group says middle position is no compromise

Betting on lower divisions of Swedish football is to be banned, in a revision of match-fixing rules praised by football itself but criticised by an online gambling trade group.

The Swedish Gaming Authority (SGA, Spelinspektionen) issued new rules on Tuesday that will ban bets on football matches lower than the second division and bar bets on so-called negative events such as red and yellow cards or penalty kicks.

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