The Swedish Gambling Authority (Lotteriinspektionen),
has now released the official fourth quarter turnover, for the Swedish gambling market.
The total Swedish gambling turnover, shows a 2017 increase of 3,2 per cent, compared to 2016.
The growth of the market has slowed down though. Compared to the previous growth figure of 5,3 per cent.
“Gambling per capita in Sweden is already so high, that further explosive growth would have been unrealistic to expect. But with a reregulation just months away, this is without doubt one of the most exciting moments in time for this sector in Sweden“, says Robert Okpu, the Editorial Director of this years i-Gaming Forum at Berns Salonger in Stockholm on April 17th-18th.
In Sweden, online gambling is currently just over 40 per cent of the total gambling turnover.
According to the figures from Lotteriinspektionen, The Swedish Gambling Authority, growth in the sector is currently driven by operators without a Swedish license. Their part of the turnover was 5,5 billion crowns – which is a 12,8 per cent increase compared to 2016.
Operators with a Swedish license had a turnover of almost 17,1 billion crowns during 2017 (after payouts).
This is actually a decreasing figure with 0,5 per cent compared to 2016.
The Swedish market thus had an official total turnover of 22,6 billion Swedish crowns (after payouts) in 2017.