According to the Swedish Gambling Act, Spelinspektionen can hand out six different types of licenses. The six different types of licenses are as follows:
A license that can only be granted to a company that is directly or indirectly owned by the state.
A license that can only be granted to a non-profit association or organization or a registered religious community whose main purpose is to promote charitable goals.
Can be granted to anyone who has an online gambling platform, provided that they comply with the rules and regulations set by the authority.
Can be granted to bookmakers who offer betting services, regardless of whether they take place in an online casino or a local casino. Betting includes everything from sports betting to any other odds-based bets.
Can be granted to any company that does gambling outside of a casino. For example, poker tournaments, casinos in restaurants or clubs, or machines where only physical prizes can be won.
Can be granted to any company where games of chance take place on slot machines or classic casino games that do not take place online or in a fixed location.
The Swedish Gaming Authority has an overarching goal. In order to achieve this goal, it has drawn up a guideline and then formulated general tasks. The main focus is to create a safe gambling market, in which the demand for gambling (online and offline) is met in a controlled manner and a society in which a social safety net can be used when necessary.
The goal can be summarized in three points:
In order to achieve this mission and, therefore, the overall goal, four overarching tasks were formulated. These are as follows: