Swedish Minister Calls For Ban On Lower Division Football Bets

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The Swedish minister in charge of gambling has called for a ban on bets in lower division football games, saying they carry a higher risk of match-fixing.

"Waiting for regulations to come, I expect self regulation from the gambling companies — to show they want to be a sustainable industry," government minister Ardalan Shekarabi told Sportbladet.

"You do not need to be an expert in match-fixing to find that it is not appropriate to offer bets on matches in the fourth, fifth and sixth divisions," he said.

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