As Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace completes its first full-year in operations, independent online gambling trade association Spelbranschens Riksorganisation (SPER) has launched its inaugural ‘Swedish Gambling Leadership Awards’.
SPER details that it seeks to promote and reward industry leaders who have promoted social responsibility, corporate sustainability and fair play interactions, during a crucial period for all Swedish gambling incumbents.
Swedish stakeholders will be able to submit individual nominations from 26 November to 9 February, with SPER scheduled to announce its winners on 26 March.
All award nominations will be judged by an independent panel formed by
SPER President Jenny Nilzon acknowledged a tough year for Swedish operators adjusting to the new regulatory demands. Nevertheless, representing the industry SPER underlines the importance of highlighting the industry’s ‘role models’ and social achievements,
“Our industry still has a lot to prove,” she said. “The overall confidence may be low, and there is a perception that the industry does not take its responsibility seriously, which is not quite right. There is a lot of work to be done in creating a more positive image that we want to display at the ‘Swedish Gambling Leadership Award’.”