Swedish gaming operators are preparing for a legal battle with the authorities over the future status of state-owned operator Svenska Spel in a liberalised Swedish gambling market.

Sweden has submitted the draft of its new gambling legislation to the European Commission but according to Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of Swedish industry association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the draft is lacking a number of details, most importantly concerning the future of Svenska Spel.

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