(PRESS RELEASE) — PokerStars and BetStars has announced the launch of their respective online and mobile poker, sports betting and casino products in the newly regulated Swedish market on 1 January 2019. The launch follows receipt of a license from Sweden’s gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen in December 2018.
The new framework gives players based in Sweden full access to poker games and tournaments at Poker Stars and Full Tilt, initially approximately 370 markets across 25 sports and specialist betting options at Bet Stars, and 490 games at PokerStars Casino and Full Tilt. The products will be available to players in Sweden across desktop, web and mobile devices on both iOS and Android.
“We’re proud to offer our full range of PokerStars and BetStars products under Sweden’s new regulatory framework,” said Guy Templer, Chief Operating Officer of Stars Interactive Group, a division of the Stars Group. “Clear regulation is a big step forward for Sweden’s players and its licensed online betting and gaming industry, and provides us with a great opportunity to offer our products and services to Swedish customers.”
The Stars Group, the owner of the PokerStars, BetStars and PokerStars Casino brands, is a leading proponent of a regulated online gaming industry and is one of the most licensed online gaming companies in the world with 21 licenses or related approvals to operate.