Sweden’s state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has reported an 11 per cent drop in revenue to SEK2,095m for the third quarter of 2014, despite continued growth from the company’s digital and mobile offering which now accounts for nearly a fifth of the total.

Following a 7 per cent decline in revenue during the first half of the year, revenue fell by a further 11 per cent in Q3, which the operator attributed to the introduction of its responsible gambling controls, including mandatory player cards for all customers and the withdrawal of bonus promotions.

“The decrease is according to plan,” said Svenska Spel CEO Lennart Käll.

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