The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, and its Netherlands counterpart, Kansspelautoriteit, have inked a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation between the two authorities.

Following on from similar such agreements entered into by the SGA alongside the Malta Gambling Commission, Gibraltar Gambling Division and the UK Gambling Commission, the link-up is designed to facilitate the ongoing exchange of information and streamline supervision.

Camilla Rosenberg, Spelinspektionen’s director general, stated: “By opening the communication channels between the authorities we become stronger in our supervisory activities. This is the fourth MoU we sign with European gambling authorities since the new Swedish regulation came into force in 2019. ”

The agreement, which commences immediately, has seen both parties agree to support each other even more frequently in the sharing of information and lessons learned, as well collaborating in enforcement actions against operators. 

Both authorities assert the same common objectives of preventing crime, making sure gaming is fair and transparent, and also protecting vulnerable persons against gambling addiction.

René Jansen, Kansspelautoriteit’s chairman, stated that he is “delighted that agreements with international regulators are formalised and captured in memorandums of understanding. 

“On the one hand because of the solid basis they provide for cooperation and on the other hand because of the clear signal that will be given towards the gambling and gaming industry.”