Enkätfabriken (‘Analysis Manufacturing unit’), a market analysis firm, accumulating information for universities, firms, and government-owned organizations throughout Sweden and Europe, has lately carried out a research 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. Carried out by way of an internet panel, with the assistance of Norstat, the research 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 research, performed in November 2023 and reflecting the earlier 12 months, the nation’s playing habits have remained in step with the strong shopper 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 popular playing genres for the previous 12 months. The research additionally revealed that males confirmed a higher choice for sports activities betting in comparison with girls.
The chance of profitable and the stake measurement appeared to be crucial elements to the vast majority of respondents whereas playing. As for the explanation why they had been playing, the most typical solutions acknowledged ‘enjoyable’ and ’leisure’, adopted by ‘the chance of profitable’.
When requested in the event that they felt they performed excessively over the past 12 months, barely one in each ten respondents answered ‘sure’, with 18 to 29-year-olds representing the very best portion of this group. Of those that gamble every day, 47% replied positively to the identical query.
A lot of the individuals answered they had 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 this point.
The vast majority of all individuals (69%) responded favorably when requested about Swedish playing operators’ dedication to downside playing.
A lot of the respondents weren’t conscious they may verify 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 Possible 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 every day, 77% knew that Sweden adopted a brand new playing regime again then.
The New 2024 12 months will most probably usher in new legislative and tax adjustments for the regulated Swedish playing market. The Swedish Parliament is at the moment within the means of drafting new legislative adjustments regarding on-line playing.
Moreover, proposals to lift the playing tax price from 18% to 22% of gross gaming income (GGR) are additionally beneath overview. If permitted, it should turn into efficient from July 1, 2024.