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Sweden: Facebook ‘like’ rewards may constitute illegal lottery

21st August 2012 9:02 am GMT

Swedish gaming regulator Lotteriinspektionen has raised doubts about the legality of certain competitions on Facebook, which it believes may constitute an illegal lottery under Sweden’s Lottery Law.

The Swedish regulator says it has received numerous tips about illegal lotteries being conducted under the guise of competitions on Facebook, and has warned that only non-profit and charitable associations are allowed to operate public lotteries in Sweden.

Operating an illegal lottery in Sweden is punishable by a fine or [...]

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