BOS rejects the government’s proposal to raise the gambling tax

8 December 2023
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS) submits its advisory statement to the Ministry of Finance on the memorandum “Increased gambling tax”.
The memorandum proposes an increase in gambling tax from 18% to 22%, to apply from 1 July 2024. BOS rejects the proposal.
"The government can hardly time its proposal to raise the gambling tax to a worse time. We are in a situation where fewer and fewer players choose to play on the safe licensed market, and more and more on the unregulated, unlicensed gambling market. That the government proposes to raise the tax for licensed gambling is the best Christmas present you can think of – to the unregulated and unlicensed gambling market," says Gustaf Hoffstedt.