A number of leading Swedish politicians have spoken out against the country's Lottery Law at this week's Spel Akademin gaming conference organised by Svenska Spel, proposing instead an open well-regulated market in which private operators can participate and Svenska Spel can expand internationally.

“We have a market that is regulated but that does not work,” said Peter Johnsson, Social Democrat MP. “We must put our foot down, we want a market that incorporates the other companies that are perceived as illegal by today's market.”

To coincide with the conference, Social Democrat MPs Tommy Waidelich and Berit Högman published an open letter in Expressen newspaper Tuesday, spelling out the failings of the current system which they say was created when  gambling meant little more than lotteries.

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