Swedish Regulator Rejects Call To Halt Football League Bets

The Swedish gambling regulator has refused to halt bets on lower league men’s football games despite numerous reports of match-fixing, provoking criticism from the country’s football governing body.

Reports sent by various gambling monitoring companies to the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) last month revealed that “no less than 13” different matches in the Division 2 Southern Svealand league had “concrete” evidence that they had been subject to betting-related match-fixing, according to the association.

The SvFF sent its findings to the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA), requesting that it halt all bets on the potentially compromised league; however, the football association has revealed that its request was denied.

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