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Camilla Rosenberg’s position as director general and head of the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) has been extended until 31 October 2026.

Elsewhere, the SGA has released data on Sweden’s regulated market for Q1 2023.

Rosenberg stays on

Rosenberg has led the regulator since October 2017, when it was still known as Lotteriinspektionen, and led it through its transformation to Spelinspektionen (SGA) in 2019.

“It feels good to be able to continue working on launching the various parts of the reform and taking the continued important steps for a well-functioning Swedish gambling market,” Rosenberg said on the announcement of her extended appointment.

Prior to her role as director general, Rosenberg joined the regulator in 2015 as head of its operations department with responsibility for its licensing and supervisory activities.

She previously worked at the Swedish Energy Agency in several managerial positions, culminating in her acting as chief legal officer. Prior to that, Rosenberg had worked as a tax adviser.

Swedish market Q1 figures

Overall GGR for Q1 2023 in Sweden’s licensed market was flat year-on-year, growing just 0.1% from SEK6.56bn to SEK6.57bn (€564.3m).

Commercial online gambling, including both online casino and sports betting, continued to dominate the market with SEK4.18bn in GGR, representing some 63.7% of the overall gambling sector.

Still, that marked a slight year-on-year decline of 0.9% in the commercial market.

State-operated lottery and slot games made up the next largest market segment with SEK1.36bn in GGR, up 5.2% year-on-year and representing around 20.7% of the overall market.

National lotteries for public purposes, meanwhile, generated a further SEK812m, down 6% year-on-year.

The state-owned, land-based operations of the Casino Cosmopol generated SEK126m during the quarter, up 22.3%, while land-based commercial gaming (such as slot machines in pubs and restaurants) generated SEK47m, up 11.9%.

Finally, community games such as land-based bingo halls generated SEK38m, exactly in line with Q1 2022.