Svenska Spel reports risky gaming has not increased in 2023
Svenska Spel has reported that it has not detected an increase in risky gambling so far in the year, despite the presence of several factors that could drive its growth.
The state-owned gambling operator has recently published its analysis on risky gambling practices among its players, which showed not only no signs of growth for the problematic behaviors in the first two months of the year but also reported a slight decline in comparison to the same period of the year prior.
Moreover, the company found out that risky gamblers have spent less money on the pastime in the period in comparison to 2022’s months of January and February. Svenska Spel further highlighted that this decline was particularly noticeable among online casino players.
This review came at a time of general financial uncertainty for the country and the world at large, as the worldwide recession has already started affecting some of the firm’s players. Furthermore, despite the positive figures, Svenska Spel highlighted that it can only provide accurate data about its own user base and not the entirety of the Swedish regulated gambling market.
“Our safer gambling efforts introduced over the past few years are clearly working, however, we still have quite a lot of work remaining to accomplish our mission. We will continue conducting our check-up calls to help prevent gambling problems from forming for newer players. Lastly, while our positive figures are a step in the right direction for us, we cannot make accurate conclusions about the broader Swedish iGaming market and its risky gambling rates.”
remarked the Head of Sustainability at Svenska Spel, Kajsa Nylander.