Sweden Rejects EU Ultimatum On Gambling

Law360, New York (August 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Swedish government has refused to heed the European Commission's warnings about opening its gambling industry to outside companies, telling regulators that while it may consider implementing new regulations, the country cannot guarantee that any legal changes will be made.

In its official response to a commission reminder issued earlier this year, Sweden said that its current restrictions on entrance to the sports gambling market “is as it is in order to strengthen social security and counter criminal activity.” The response added that the gambling laws...
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