In theory, the state has a monopoly on gambling, but not in practice with, for example, Swedes having access online to foreign gambling companies.
Ardalan Shekarabi, the minister for public administration (Social Democrat), said today at a news conference that the monopoly had long since ceased to exist, and that today's proposal was about regaining control.
In order to do that, the government wants to break up the market and expose part of it to competition - and companies would have to have a license in order to operate.
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