Enkätfabriken (‘Analysis Manufacturing unit’), a market analysis firm, accumulating information for universities, firms, and government-owned organizations throughout Sweden and Europe, has just lately carried out a examine on behalf of Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gaming Authority.
It zeroed in on Swedish residents, who’re 18 years of age or older, and their playing habits. Performed by way of an online panel, with the assistance of Norstat, the examine collected information from a complete of 1,538 respondents. Almost 75% of them admitted they gambled on-line at the least as soon as each three months.
As per the findings of the quantitative examine, performed in November 2023 and reflecting the earlier 12 months, the nation’s playing habits have remained in step with the strong client safety aims.
Of all respondents, 41% have confirmed they gambled within the final week, which marks a rise compared to earlier analysis intervals in 2021 and 2022. Lotteries and quantity video games turned out to be probably the most most well-liked playing genres for the previous 12 months. The examine additionally revealed that males confirmed a better desire for sports activities betting in comparison with girls.
The chance of successful and the stake dimension gave the impression to be crucial components to nearly all of respondents whereas playing. As for the rationale why they have been playing, the most typical solutions said ‘enjoyable’ and ’leisure’, adopted by ‘the chance of successful’.
When requested in the event that they felt they performed excessively during the last 12 months, barely one in each ten respondents answered ‘sure’, with 18 to 29-year-olds representing the best portion of this group. Of those that gamble day by day, 47% replied positively to the identical query.
Many of the members answered they have been conscious of Spelpaus.se, Sweden’s government-run system, that may allow them to self-exclude from playing for a selected interval. Nevertheless, solely 4% of them have taken benefit of the service to date.
Nearly all of all members (69%) responded favorably when requested about Swedish playing operators’ dedication to downside playing.
Many of the respondents weren’t conscious they may examine if a playing firm has a license issued by the Swedish Gaming Authority. Some 40% of respondents answered within the affirmative in the event that they believed there have been benefits to playing with a licensed Swedish operator. Nevertheless, practically half of them replied with ‘I have no idea’ to the identical query.
Legislative and Tax Adjustments Will Most Doubtless be Applied in Sweden in 2024
So far as laws is anxious, the majority of respondents weren’t conscious that the Swedish playing market was regulated on January 1, 2019. Nevertheless, of all gamers who gamble day by day, 77% knew that Sweden adopted a brand new playing regime again then.
The New 2024 12 months will almost certainly herald new legislative and tax modifications for the regulated Swedish playing market. The Swedish Parliament is at the moment within the technique of drafting new legislative modifications regarding on-line playing.
Moreover, proposals to boost the playing tax price from 18% to 22% of gross gaming income (GGR) are additionally below evaluate. If authorized, it would turn into efficient from July 1, 2024.