Online Casinos in Sweden
With the latest changes of the Swedish Gaming Act in 2018, the online casino market became more open. Currently, Svenska Spel is the holder of only Swedish online casino license. However, the Swedish Gambling Law provides the possibility for licensing other online casinos in Sweden with the exception online poker and online bingo, which remained a monopoly of Svenska Spel.
Most of the established online gambling sites in Sweden are not banned from being accessed. This means that players who are looking Swedish online casino games may also play at foreign websites. Large, international companies sometimes offer Swedish-language online casinos which allow players to enjoy games in their own language, but most operate in English. As most Swedes speak excellent English, using these sites is a simple task for them.
Are Online Casinos Legal in Sweden?
Yes, online casinos are legal in Sweden.
Casinos in Sweden
Svenska Spel AB, a state-owned company, is the largest operator on the Swedish casino market. Through its subsidiary, the Casino Cosmopol, it operates casinos in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Sundsvall. The Casino Cosmopol Stockholm, one of the four state-owned casinos, is the biggest casino in the country in terms of capacities. This luxurious casino offers more than 450 slot games as well as 46 tables games comprising a mix of Punto Blanco, Blackjack, Texas Hold’em and Three Card Poker.
Sweden also has game machines in addition to large casinos. These were introduced in 1996. The machines are known as Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and are owned and operated by Svenska Spel. There are two types of machines – Jack Vegas and Miss Vegas. Jack Vegas machines are the oldest and can be found mostly in bars and restaurants. Miss Vegas VLTs have been around since 1999, and are found exclusively in bingo halls. There are around 6000 VLTs in Sweden.