Sweden: Proposals regarding fees for licensing of gaming software

A memorandum with proposals for increased application fees for licensing of gaming software

Memorandum with proposals for increased application fees for licensing of gaming software

The Ministry of Finance on 7 March 2022 submitted a memorandum with proposals for increased application fees for licensing of gaming software.

The aim is to exclude unlicensed games from the Swedish gaming market. The intent is to strengthen a gaming regulation that includes a new licensing requirement for gaming software, under which the licensee (if not a resident or established in the European Economic Area (EEA)) must have a physical representative who is a resident in Sweden.

The proposals regarding licensing fees would apply for both initial applications and renewals of gaming licenses.

  • The fee for a license application would be SEK 120,000.*
  • The fee for a change to an existing license would be SEK 30,000.
  • The fee for the licensing renewal would increase to SEK 600,000 (from SEK 300,000).

Other measures in the proposal concern certain record retention requirements.

Read a March 2022 report (Swedish) prepared by the KPMG member firm in Sweden

*SEK 1 = approximately U.S. $0.10 (as of 11 March 2022)

 

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