EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Svenska Spel

Svenska Spel

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Sundbyberg and Visby


Sector: Arts / entertainment
Arts, entertainment and recreation
92 - Gambling and betting activities
Number Employed: 2200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-09-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 70
Other Job Reduction Measures: 30

Additional Information

Svenska Spel, the state-owned gaming operator in Sweden, has announced that 100 employees will be made redundant as part of a restructuring of its operations. The downsizing affects employees in Visby and Sundbyberg. By the end of 2011 Svenska Spel had approximately 2,200 employees.

As of October 2012 it is not yet known when the job losses will be implemented by, but 30 of the jobs will be cut through natural attrition and voluntary retirements.