Some 40 people work at the Swedish Gambling Authority, which is located in Strängnäs. The authority is managed by a Government-appointed board, which has full responsibility. The Director-General, Håkan Hallstedt, is a member of the board.
This is an expert authority for lottery and gambling and our expertise is to be found within law, economics, IT and other fields.
This is how we work
Our operational department is responsible for licensing and compliance within the following fields:
Casino games, restaurant casinos and poker
Gaming machines and amusement games
Betting on sports games, horses and dogs
National lotteries, Bingo, Svenska Spel´s lotteries and number games
Administrative and Legal Affairs are responsible for finance, human resources, legal expertise and support functions such as switchboard, reception, registry, archives, information technology and security.
The Communications Department is responsible for all external and internal communications. The department is also responsible for marketing and business intelligence.
In addition to this there is a special function, called the Social Consideration and Risk Minimization that works strategically and long-term with questions about the risks of gambling.
We also have some 70 fee-paid inspectors who work throughout the country. There is always at least one inspector involved in connection with draws to ensure that everything is conducted correctly. Our inspectors visit different gambling locations to ensure that all gambling is conducted as it should be and that no illegal gambling takes place.