Facing growing pressure from the European Court of Justice, Sweden is considering giving up its gambling monopoly.

Several Swedish outlets have reported that the "less addictive" games being considered for a possible spinoff include state-run lotteries, sports betting and poker, including many of the operations of the state-run Svenska Spel service, which has been at the center of the controversy in recent months. Svenska Spel has been assailed by outsiders for being the beneficiary of protectionist policies, while at the same time asserting that its own precarious position has crippled the service in its hopes of modernizing and remaining a competitive online player.
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