Swedish government considers online casino shut-down (speculation)

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Not sure how accurate information this is, didn't quickly see anything in Spelinspektionen site (found some strategy how they willing to stop registration to unlicensed sites) but possible closing down licensed sites would probably make these signups to sunny Curacao quite high numbers. I think Swedish regulations are quite strict already, making them even more strict for while could have some help if casinos are demanded to push more effort to their ongoing monitoring and customer interactions but closing casinos or limiting people too much would quite sure make people to play somewhere where they can and be much less safe.

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Here's their strategy to reduce gambling outside of Swedish license (in Swedish, not sure if somewhere there translated):

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Maybe @Kroffe could make short translate about Spelinspektionen strategy to prevent unlicensed gambling, my Swedish is so rusty that hardly understand most of it around what is meant...
 
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Not sure how accurate information this is, didn't quickly see anything in Spelinspektionen site (found some strategy how they willing to stop registration to unlicensed sites) but possible closing down licensed sites would probably make these signups to sunny Curacao quite high numbers. I think Swedish regulations are quite strict already, making them even more strict for while could have some help if casinos are demanded to push more effort to their ongoing monitoring and customer interactions but closing casinos or limiting people too much would quite sure make people to play somewhere where they can and be much less safe.

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Here's their strategy to reduce gambling outside of Swedish license (in Swedish, not sure if somewhere there translated):

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Maybe @Kroffe could make short translate about Spelinspektionen strategy to prevent unlicensed gambling, my Swedish is so rusty that hardly understand most of it around what is meant...

If those reports are accurate, just wow. The Swedish government has got some interesting priorities for the health and well-being of their citizens. While the government allows the COVID-19 virus to spread unabated through the population, Sweden’s doctors and scientists implore their government to take stricter actions. Some of them say the country is headed for a massacre.

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But “extraordinary measures” are necessary to put the kibosh on online gambling. Because that’s important. God forbid there is an increase in gambling while people are dying.
 

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If those reports are accurate, just wow. The Swedish government has got some interesting priorities for the health and well-being of their citizens. While the government allows the COVID-19 virus to spread unabated through the population, Sweden’s doctors and scientists implore their government to take stricter actions. Some of them say the country is headed for a massacre.

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But “extraordinary measures” are necessary to put the kibosh on online gambling. Because that’s important. God forbid there is an increase in gambling while people are dying.

It's not as bad here as it seems and a lot more have been done to prevent the virus from spreading. It's not a total lockdown since the law prevent it, but many people are home anyway, or work from home.
Most of us are listening and following what we've been told to do, except a few idiots in Stockholm, who probably will get their restaurants closed.
Only time could tell what the result will be but I'm confident that we are doing what is the best way for us. I'm sure if you do some more search you will find some more optimistic reports too :)

They will not shut down the casinos here but they are of course worried, which I could well understand.
 

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It's not as bad here as it seems and a lot more have been done to prevent the virus from spreading. It's not a total lockdown since the law prevent it, but many people are home anyway, or work from home.
Most of us are listening and following what we've been told to do, except a few idiots in Stockholm, who probably will get their restaurants closed.
Only time could tell what the result will be but I'm confident that we are doing what is the best way for us. I'm sure if you do some more search you will find some more optimistic reports too :)

They will not shut down the casinos here but they are of course worried, which I could well understand.

I’m sure it is different on the ground. I just keep reading quotes from Swedish government officials about how they are going to let the virus run its course and they are relying on herd immunity. But there is no herd immunity yet because it is a new virus. No one is immune.

Local and federal governments might differ in their approach. I know my provincial government has taken stricter actions than the federal Canadian government. Is that the case in Sweden?
 

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I’m sure it is different on the ground. I just keep reading quotes from Swedish government officials about how they are going to let the virus run its course and they are relying on herd immunity. But there is no herd immunity yet because it is a new virus. No one is immune.

Local and federal governments might differ in their approach. I know my provincial government has taken stricter actions than the federal Canadian government. Is that the case in Sweden?

No I think it's the same everywhere.
We're not talking about herd immunity, but those who gets it now will not get it if there is a second wave.
As in all countries it's to not overwhelm the hospitals and to my surprise it looks like it works.

Right now I'm happy to live here where I still can go out every day. We are told to go out and to exercise for our health. Even my parents 81 years old, both go out several times every day. Fresh air have never hurt anyone.
We're worried and scared here too though, no doubt about that.
 
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