Svenska Spel appoints new head of public affairs

first_imgAfter paying SEK360m in gaming duties and SEK260m in gaming-related costs, the operator’s net revenue from gaming operations for the three months to 30 September came to SEK1.30bn, down 8.0%. Tags: Svenska Spel She joins from her own consulting business and brings experience in local, regional and national politics. Svanström has worked in public affairs with a focus on international competition, changing legislation and government-related issues in sustainable business. Operators, as well as industry association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), criticised the measures and suggested they would harm the market and its licensees, while encouraging players to use offshore, unlicensed operators. Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting People moves Restrictions imposed by the nation’s government in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic saw casino and slot players limited to a weekly deposit limit of SEK5,000 (£436/€431/$566), with a cap on bonuses of SEK100. Results published earlier this month that Svenska Spel’s third quarter revenue fell 8.2% year-on-year as growth in igaming and lottery failed to mitigate the ongoing shut-down of its Casino Cosmopol network and reduced numbers of land-based slots. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter He went on to describe major changes taking place in the gaming industry, including the Swedish government’s ongoing investigation into the market. “As a state-owned gaming company, Svenska Spel will be a role model for the industry. We want to take that responsibility on a broad front,” Mörnefält continued. “This includes creating increased knowledge and awareness of the challenges that the industry faces in the long and short term vis-à-vis our decision-makers.” Joakim Mörnefält, the operator’s communications director, commented: “I am very happy to welcome Erika Svanström to Svenska Spel. She will have an important role as responsible for our activities in public affairs.” Email Address Svenska Spel appoints new head of public affairs 28th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir People Regions: Sweden She has been an advisor on public affairs issues at Svenska Spel since April 2019, and prior to that was communications manager at Sveriges Åkeriföretag, an industry association for transport and haulage. Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has appointed Erika Svanström as its new head of public affairs, effective as of 2 November.last_img

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