Online Poker in Sweden
Online poker is very popular in Sweden. This is mainly due to the confined offer of live poker - there are only 3 poker rooms across the country -, but also because gamblers are able to bypass the domestic Svenska Spel and access international pools.
|Is online poker legal in Sweden?||Yes.|
|Are poker sites in Sweden trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Swish/Trustly?||Yes.|
|Do online poker sites accept SEK?||Yes.|
Online Poker Laws in Sweden
Sweden became the first country in the world to have a state-owned poker website, after the boom of the game since the 2000s. The need for a regulated market was mainly due to concerns over gambling-related problems that could arise in society. Another reason for this decision was also the fact that the poker revenues were going overseas, and not to the state.
However, things have changed since the beginning of 2019. The new online poker laws of the Swedish Gambling Authority offer a wide range of different online poker sites in Sweden. This way, the liberalization of the market is an important step as it will bring more protection to consumers, especially those who were using offshores.
Additionally, players are now legally entitled to play in global platforms such as Party Poker, which gives them access to bigger and more innovating communities and prizes. These opportunities will extend to the online poker bonuses Swedish will be able to get.
Online Poker Payment Methods in Sweden
Onlike poker sites in Sweden try to be as transparent as possible. This way, players are able to use VISA and VISA Electron to deposit and withdraw winnings. Despite not being eligible for withdrawals, operators also accept MasterCard and Maestro for deposits.
Regarding less conventional methods, some operators - Unibet Poker and Betsson Poker - allow Swedish players to deposit using Swish. They can later withdraw their winnings via Trustly or Bank Transfer. They can also use Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, and PaySafeCard to deposit and withdraw.
Online Poker Sites Accepting SEK
Since the new law is in effect that many international operators applied for a license. Nevertheless, most of the new licensees are online poker sites accepting SEK. So, Swedish players will still be able to use their local currency, avoiding conversion fees.