Unibet to Sponsor and Host Swedish Poker Championships

Unibet Poker has made more strides in Sweden after expanding its agreement to host the country that is scandinavian long-running national championships.

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Unibet will host the long-running Swedish Poker Championships for the next three years. (Image: unibet poker)

The Swedish Poker Championships (Poker-SM) has taken place in one form or another since 1974. Like all events that are live it had been forced to adjust in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Unibet Poker stepped in to the breach on an effort foundation. That test proved effective, once the Swedish Poker Association has extended the offer for the next 36 months.

Swedish Poker Championships Going Digital

2020 wasn’t the time that is first Swedish Poker Championships took place online. The organizers adopted a focus that is dual 2006, hosting area of the event in real time venues and section of it online.

However, 2020 ended up being the time that is first got involved. Prior to the deal that is latest, 888poker played host to your online part of the event.

Unibet’s takeover is suitable. Its moms and dad business, the Kindred Group, has near ties to Sweden. Kindred’s creator, Anders Ström, is Swedish. The organization comes with workplaces in Sweden, also it’s noted on the Swedish inventory Exchange.

Unibet Poker happens to be active here since 2019. Now, once the headline sponsor for Sweden’s national championships, it hopes to achieve energy in what’s long been a solid nation that is poker-playing

“It will be exciting to arrange the Championships that is swedish for next 36 months. Together, along with events transferring the direction that is same we will be able to achieve our goals of a steadily increasing its popularity,” said Leo Wagenius, Tournament Manager for Unibet.

Unibet Poker has long been a leading light on the tournament scene that is european. The Unibet Open established in 2007 and has now gained a reputation for being as big on entertainment because it are at supplying value for the money.

Unibet Poker Continues on the web Revolution

The business announced on Feb. 24 that, because of ongoing COVID restrictions in European countries, all Unibet Open occasions will online take place in 2021.

The Swedish Poker Championships won’t be part of this line-up but it’s another string to the Unibet’s ever-lengthening bow.

In addition to noise that is making the competition scene, Unibet has won numerous prizes throughout the last 5 years for the dedication to casual players. 2020 ended up being an archive 12 months for the website, which includes operated as an network that is independent breaking away from iPoker in 2013.

More recently, Kindred CEO, Henrik Tjärnström, said that he wants his company to derive no money from problem gambling by 2023. This means Unibet and its nine sister sites, including 32Red and Maria Casino, will try to completely eradicate something that’s become a focus that is major regulators into the previous 5 years.

It’s A move that is bold one that may be hard to achieve. However, Kindred’s Head of Responsible Gaming & Research, Maris Catania, believes technology that is smart retraining staff can help.

Before it extends to zero issue gambling, Unibet would be trying to enhance its existence in a significant market that is european the Swedish Poker Championships.

The online festival is open to all Unibet.se customers and runs from March 19 until 10 april. A event that is live then planned to happen in Estonia in August.

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Daniel Smyth

Dan Smyth is a poker news journeyman whom politely reminds CardsChat visitors that poker is played all over the global world, not just America.

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