This is a picture of the Swedish, now closed, gambling establishment Casino Cosmopol in Sundsvall. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of Sweden games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about the Swedish gambling licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from the Kingdom of Sweden.
Sweden Gambling Guide (UPDATE: Casino Sundsvall, on the picture, closed permanently in 2020)
Summary: Gambling is legal in Sweden since 1934 (officially the Kingdom of Sweden, a rich Northern European country, member of the EU, has a population of 10.3 million).

Online gambling is legal in Sweden since 2002.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Sweden by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in Sweden - click to expand

Even though gambling probably dates back to the Viking era (dice were found in viking graves), no written evidence of it remained.

14th century – The first written evidence of gambling in Sweden is from the 14th century1. Provincial laws addressing gambling activity and games of chance are the earliest written evidence of institutionalized and regulated gambling in Sweden.

1772 – The first state owned lottery was created in 1772 by king Gustaf III..

1841 – The state owned lottery was banned in 1841, and the 19th century and early 20th century were marked by periodic countrywide gambling bans initiated by the then very influential Church of Sweden.

1934 – These attempts at banning gambling for good were unsuccessful (as is always the case in every country). Tipstjänst, a state owned gambling company, the precursor of Svenska Spel was funded in 1934. Tipstjänst conducted sports betting and certain types of lottery. Proceeds went into the coffers of the state and it supported Swedish sport organizations.

1939 – Penninglotteriet, the other precursor of Svenska Spel was founded in 1939, it conducted lottery and lottery like games. It was similarly state owned.

1963 – Betsson AB the huge online casino company is founded by Swedish people born into dynastic wealth (Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families) and by Cherryföretagen AB, the restaurant casino operator (alter renamed to Cherry Spelglädje AB). Interestingly Betssson AB, even though it has Swedish origins, it did not have a Swedish online gambling licence and it did not accept players from Sweden prior to 2019.

1974 – Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG) the Swedish harness racing authority and harness racing betting monopoly was founded. It is a state controlled by not directly state owned company.

1997 – Penninglotteriet and Tipstjänst were merged into Svenska Spel the Swedish gambling monopoly (details of this company can be found below, in the sports betting and the lottery section).

2002 – Online gambling was legalized. The state owned gambling monopoly launches its digital platforms.

2006 – Svenska Spel online poker platform begins its operation joining the existing online lottery and digital sportsbook.

2019 – The online gambling sector was liberalized in accordance with EU directives.

Gambling is legal in Sweden since 1934. The current main piece of the gambling legislation is the 2019 Gambling Act2.

Only gambling activities, which were sanctioned by the state, or local authorities, are allowed in Sweden.

Online gambling is also legal in Sweden, since 2002, made legal by a 2002 amendment to the Lotteries Act3. However, the Lotteries Act only legalized the activity for the state owned gambling monopoly Svenska Spel, much to the dismay of the European Union.

UPDATE: The new 2019 Gambling Act finally liberalized the Swedish gambling sector, and now, for the first time ever, due to pressure from the EU, online gambling licenses are issued to private companies.

The Swedish gambling law underwent huge changes between 2002 and 2018, and now some aspects of the gambling market are now open for private companies, this includes online gambling as well, namely: online casino gambling and online betting. This brings the Swedish gambling legislation one step closer to being EU compliant (it’s still not).

Svenska Spiel still retains a monopoly over:

 

Sweden, despite the affluence and the size of the population, only has 4 casinos, and they are all owned by Svenska Spel.

UPDATE 2022: There are only 3 casinos in Sweden (Casino Cosmopol Sundsvall closed down permanently, this was unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic).

However, cafés, restaurants, and other hospitality venues (with a liquor licence) can operate slot machines as well (interesting fact: they operate at least 30x times as many slot machines as the 3 casinos combined, they dominate the casino gambling sector, many venues are dependent on gaming machines for survival, especially in the countryside).

Uniquely, these Swedish hospitality venues with a liquor licence can also operate a few live tables with dealers, croupiers, not just gaming machines. They act like small casinos (this is the main reason why there are only 3 casinos in the country)..

Sweden and the EU gambling laws: Because Sweden is an EU country Article 56 TFEU4 and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC (EU gambling directives) apply.

The EU always had issues with the monopoly of Svenska Spel, and there was much litigation behind the scenes because of it.

/Comment: The EU only allows the operation of lottery monopolies. According to EU directives every country of the EEA (European Economic Area) has to liberalize its gambling sector eventually, meaning, they have to provide access to private gambling companies registered and licensed in other EU countries./

The Swedish government argued that the monopoly of Svenska Spel “protects players from malicious platforms and helps alleviate the potential social harms caused by gambling”.

They failed at it spectacularly btw., by the time the new online gambling legislation rolled out in 2019, as much as 1/3 of Swedish players have placed bets online at unlicensed gambling websites at least once, and 40% of them was planning to do it regualrly5.

/Comment: And there were accusations of “massaging the numbers” as well. The official government studies consistently underestimated the size of the unregulated market, compared to international and independent studies, to make the numbers look good./

Obviously, the gambling monopoly serves one purpose only, to make money for the government, and to keep out competition. Unsurprisingly, problem gambling and gambling addiction has been increasing steadily since 2002.

Because of these issues the European Commission took the Swedish government to the European Court of Justice, and the Commission determined that the laws were primarily designed to protect the state-owned Svenska Spel’s gambling interests, not to protect players. And this is what led to 2019 liberalisation of the Swedish online gambling market.

Only licensed online gambling operators are allowed to accept Swedish players. Playing on unlicensed gambling websites is illegal. Although, Swedish players who place bets on unlicensed digital gambling platforms by mistake are not prosecuted (the operators are targeted, not the players).

Since 2019 the ISPs (internet service providers) started blocking unlicensed online gambling websites, and unlicensed operators are prohibited from advertising on the Swedish market.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Sweden below.

 

Can tourists play online from Sweden? 

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Swedish citizens, and does not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely. However, unlicensed foreign gambling websites will be blocked by the internet service providers, and won’t be accessible, while you are using the Swedish internet infrastructure.

 

Betting on blood sports in Sweden

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty, and are illegal in Sweden. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

Sweden has more to offer than its casinos. If you are thinking about visiting Sweden watch the following travel video to see what the country has to offer to tourists:

 

Sweden gambling licenses

Gambling licenses are issued by the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen). You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in Sweden. Their website is available in English as well.

There are 6 different licenses altogether. These are:

 

Based on these licenses the following types of gambling activities are available to private operators in Sweden:

Land-based:

 

Online:

 

The rest is still a monopoly of Svenska Spiel or Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp.

Gambling license is not required for the following gambling-like activities:

  1. social gambling (definition of social gambling can be seen below, in the “other” section)
  2. gambling in a periodical, or on the radio, television, where the gambling is not the main content and where the stakes are very small (e.g.: radio show organizes a special, one-off betting contest or event)

 

Sweden gambling tax

The following are the gambling tax rates in Sweden:

Sweden gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate: Tax base:
general gambling tax (applies to all kinds of games of chance organized by private for-profit companies) 18% the difference between stakes (bets) and payouts (money withdrawn, amount won)
non-profit gambling (applies to all kinds of games of chance organized by private non-profit companies) 0% gambling activity organized for “public interest purposes” is not subject to taxation

This is on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax, which is 20.6%). Gambling is VAT exempt.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings: Gambling winnings from foreign unlicensed gambling sites are subject to a 30% capital gains tax, but winnings from domestic licensed establishments are not subject to taxation.

Sports betting winnings are tax exempt regardless of source (as long as it comes from within the EU).

 

Gambling age Sweden: the legal gambling age in Sweden is 18+, except in case of casino gambling, which is 20+

 

Other:

Social gambling is regulated in Sweden, it is legal, license is not required as long as the activity is:

 

Loot boxes are not yet considered gambling. However, according to the Swedish Consumer Agency, Konsumentverket (KO), it could be seen as gambling6. It is likely that eventually the government will reclassify loot boxes as gambling, similarly to a growing number of European countries.

Fantasy sports betting is considered gambling, a sports betting license is required.

 

Sources and main pieces of the Swedish gambling legislation:

1National Institute of Public Health – International Gambling Research Team of Sweden – Gambling and Problem Gambling in Sweden

2Sweden Ministry of Finance – Spelinspektionen – Gambling Act (2018:1138)

3Sveriges Riksdag – Lotterilag (1994:1000) and Lotteri Inspektionen’s official website: Gambling regulations

4JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

5European Gaming and Betting Association – Sweden’s Unregulated Online Casino Gambling Is Nearly Twice Official Estimates – Study

6Europeangaming – Sweden’s Konsumentverket Publishes 2020 Report on Loot Boxes and Other Gambling-like Features in Games

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Sweden

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Kingdom of Sweden. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Sweden, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

RichPrize Casino

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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
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  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

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Promotions:
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  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

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Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Sweden

Casinos in Sweden: legal since 1999, operators require a licence, slot halls, cruise ship casinos and restaurant casinos are also legal

Online casino gambling in Sweden: legal since 2002, operators require a licence

 

Brick and mortar casinos are legal in Sweden, since 2002. However, there are only 3 casinos in the country, and all of them are operated by the state owned gambling company Svenska Spiel.

The 3 Swedish casinos are:

  • Casino Cosmopol Stockholm
  • Casino Cosmopol Göteborg
  • Casino Cosmopol Malmö

 

UPDATE COVID-19: Casino Cosmopol Sundsvall was the 4th casino in Sweden. However, it closed permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic (partially, it wasn’t profitable even before the global pandemic, but that was the last straw). You can find a list of all Swedish casinos here with address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee and a video of each venue here.

/Fun fact: Casino Cosmopol Sundsvall was actually Sweden’s first casino, it opened in 2001./

Even though there are only 3 casinos in the entire country, other forms of casino gambling are legal too and are very widespread, these are:

  • slot halls (restaurants, cafés, pubs with an alcohol licence can operate gaming machines, even though the number of machines is very limited, and none of them look like actual slot halls, they fulfill the same function as slot halls in other countries)
  • cruise ship casinos (Swedish cruise ships can operate casino games, with a licence, they are exempt from the casino monopoly of Svenska Spel)
  • “restaurant casinos” (hospitality venues with a liquor licence can act as small casinos and they can operate not only gaming machines but also live dealer tables or roulette wheels with croupiers)

 

There are hundreds of these smaller gambling establishments all over the country, and this is the primary reason for the lack of casinos in Sweden.

The leading company in the casino restaurant niche is Bell Casino AB, which supplies 50+ venues regularly with machines, tables and trained casino staff, and the second biggest casino restaurant company is probably Cherry Spelglädje AB.

UPDATE: There is talk that casinos will no longer be a monopoly of Svenska Spel, eventually (the EU tries to pressure Sweden into liberalizing the casino sector, for many years now). However, it is unlikely that it will result in a huge casino building boom, even if they open up the casino sector to private investment, because of the prevalence of restaurant casinos and gaming machines.

/Comment: Restaurant casinos have a significantly lower upkeep, they have much lower licensing fees and more lenient licensing requirements. It just makes more sense to open a restaurant casino, then to invest into an overregulated, expensive genuine one, IMO

If I was a born into wealth rich investor, like the people behind Swedish investment company Investment AB Kinnevik, I would much rather invest into a restaurant casino company, than an expensive, real, brick & mortar casino. I would expect much higher ROI from a restaurant casino company operating multiple smaller restaurant casinos, slot halls, and hospitality venues./  

Online casinos are also legal in Sweden.

Since 2019 it is possible for private companies to acquire digital casino licenses, it is no longer a monopoly of Svenska Spel.

Many online gambling companies (as much as 80) have already acquired an online casino licence, you can see some these gambling websites below.

Playing in unlicensed online casinos is illegal. Payers, who place bets on unlicensed platforms by mistake are not prosecuted, but illegally operating companies, on the the other hand, are regularly hit with huge fines*.

The biggest and best known Swedish online casino company is Betsson AB, which was founded by Investment AB Kinnevik and restaurant casino company Cherryföretagen AB. Interestingly, Betssson AB, even though it has Swedish origins,  did not have a Swedish online gambling licence and it did not accept players from Sweden prior to 2019.

The licensed online casinos below accept players from Sweden.

Online casinos, which accept players from Sweden - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Sweden:

 

RichPrize Casino

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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

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Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the Kingdom of Sweden.

Sources:

*Gambling News – Swedish Gambling Authority Slaps Kindred With $10M Fine

**Casinoutanspelpaus.io

 

Bingo in Sweden

Bingo halls in Sweden: legal since 1997, operators require a licence

Online bingo in Sweden: legal since 2002, operators require a licence

 

Bingo is legal and popular in Sweden (for some reason it’s similarly popular in all the other Northern European countries as well: Norway, Denmark, Finland).

It is one of the few forms of gambling that is not completely dominated by Svenska Spel. I.e.: non-profit private organisations are allowed to conduct charity bingo games, but commercial operators are not eligible for a licence.

The most popular form of bingo in the country is probably that of Folkspel, which also has a weekly TV show called Bingo Lotto. Bingo Lotto also has it’s own online platform as well.

Of course Svenska Spel also conducts bingo as well, which can also be played online on the company’s website. Apart form these two, perhaps the biggest charity bingo network is Idrottens Bingo (but I couldn’t find any reliable data, if you know more about this please leave a comment , thank you).

All in all the charity bingo networks operate more then 50 bingo halls in Sweden. These bingo halls also have slot machines, and they act like little casinos.

In fact, bingo halls brought in as much revenue as restaurant casinos in 2019, which is very impressive*, and very much unexpected.

/Comment: And even though the proceeds go to various socially beneficial organizations, non-profits, the wages of employees, including the owners of the company, and the bonuses of the management are also subtracted from this revenue.

This huge non-profit bingo industry is not as innocent as one would think, it’s a big business, and it makes many people very rich./

Online bingo is also legal in Sweden.

As mentioned above, charity bingo companies also have online bingo platforms as well. The games on these platforms are only bingo-like, but in reality they have more in common with digital scratch cards and certain lottery-like games.

/Comment: In fact, in most countries they would be classified as so called “instant games”, which are considered a form of lottery in most jurisdictions, the most strictly regulated sector of gambling usually./

Foreign online bingo sites can not get a license and playing on them is illegal. ISPs do block foreign bingo websites, but not all of them (by far). If an online bingo website accept players from Sweden, it does so illegally, avoid it.

The following bingo websites accept players from Sweden:

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Sweden - click to see

The following online gambling websites have live bingo and accept players from Sweden:

Folkspel, Svenska Spel.

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Source: *iGamingbusiness – Swedish regulated gambling revenue reaches SEK24.8bn in 2019

 

Poker in Sweden

Poker halls in Sweden: legal since the 1960s, operators require a licence

Online poker in Sweden: legal since 2006, operators require a licence

 

Poker is legal in Sweden since the 1960s, at the very least since 1963.

/Comment: I couldn’t unearth the exact date. What is certain is that by 1963 Cherry Spelglädje AB, a then up and coming restaurant casino company, was already operating poker tables in restaurants across Sweden, for years, and that’s the earliest reference to poker in Sweden I could find.

Cherry Spelglädje AB later went on to found the Swedish online casino giant Betsson AB btw., Betsson also acts as an online poker platform.

If you know the exact year when poker was legalized in Sweden please leave a comment. Thank you./

There are no poker halls in the country, although the many restaurant casinos in the country fulfil the same function (these venues can operate banking poker tables, but they can also organize non-banking poker tournaments).

Additionally, the few Swedish casinos also have poker rooms.

Online poker is also legal in Sweden since 2006.

Originally, online poker was a monopoly of Svenska Spel, which launched it’s own online poker site in 2006

The poker site of Svenska Spel was a massive success, it garnered an estimated market share of 22% in just three months*, which made Sweden unique in the EU, as the only European country with a state run poker monopoly (which actually violates EU laws on the free flow of services within the EEA, see above, at the Sweden and EU gambling laws section).

However, since 2019 private companies can get an online casino licence which covers poker as well (poker is considered a casino game in Sweden). As much 80 online casino licenses were issued since 2019, you can see some of these licensed digital gambling platforms below.

The following online poker sites accept players from Sweden.

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The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from the Kingdom of Sweden:

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).
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Source:

*Report from Sweden: The First State-Owned Internet Poker Site

 

Sports betting in Sweden

Bookmakers, betting shops in Sweden: legal since 1934, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in Sweden: legal since 2002, operators require a licence

 

Sports wagering is legal in Sweden since 1934, and online sports betting is legal since 2002.

All sports betting prior to 2019 was a monopoly of the two state owned gambling companies (online and offline):

  • Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp controls the harness racing betting industry in the country (this is common in Europe, the horse racing betting sector is handled separately from other forms of sports betting in every European and North American country)
  • Svenska Spel controls all other sports

 

However, since 2019 private gambling companies can acquire betting licenses and enter the Swedish market as well (except, horse racing betting, which remains the monopoly of Trav och Galopp).

Svenska Spel remains the biggest player in the sports betting sector (and will likely remain the biggest Swedish bookmaker and online sportsbook for the foreseeable future, with such an established market presence).

UPDATE 2022: The two Swedish state controlled gambling companies do not have a good relationship. Trav och Galopp just recently sued Svenska Spel, in 2021 over trademark violation*.

Unlicensed digital bookmakers are blocked. Placing bets with unlicensed sportsbooks is illegal, only licensed sports betting websites can accept bettors from Sweden.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Sweden.

Online bookmakers, which accepting punters from Sweden - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from the Kingdom of Sweden:

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform, where you can register an account and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

*Source: NNAC – Swedish Horse Betting Monopoly Files Lawsuit Against Svenska Spel

 

Lottery in Sweden

Lottery in Sweden: legal since 1934, monopoly of Svenska Spel

Online lottery in Sweden: legal since 2002, monopoly of Svenska Spel

 

Lottery is legal in Sweden, and just like in most countries in the world, it was among the first forms of gambling, which were legalized in the country, in 1934.

/Comment: Actually, lottery was first legalized in the country in 1772, but gambling was periodically banned and relegalized after that, lottery is only continuously legal since 1934./

Svenska Spel has a monopoly on lottery and lottery-like games (keno, scratchcards) in Sweden, and it is the only legal provider of such games in the country.

Svenska Spel offers several lottery games (including the Nordic Vikinglotto and the Paneuropean Eurojackpot), a bingo game, sports betting, and all sorts of scratch cards to Swedish players.

Online lottery is also legal in the country, since 2002.

Svenska Spel offers most of its games online as well.

The only exception to the monopoly of the national lottery is charity lottery; non-profit organizations can conduct lottery and lottery like games.

Additionally, Swedish players can participate in foreign lottery draws, in person, as tourists visiting other countries, or online, from so called “lottery purchasing services” (lottery purchasing services are businesses, which purchase physical lottery tickets for you in a foreign country, if you make a purchase on their website, you can see an example of such a website below).

Apart from Svenska Spel the following websites allow people from Sweden to purchase lottery tickets online:

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Sweden - click to see:

The following internet lottery sites allow players from Sweden to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

Bitcoin gambling in Sweden

Cryptocurrency wagering in Sweden: not regulated

 

Cryptocurrencies are legal in Sweden. However, they are not accepted as currency or cash by the government. They are seen as an asset (it’s still taxable).

Sweden is actually in the process of developing its own digital currency, the e-krona* (it’s not exactly a crypto coin, just similar).

However, despite this seeming acceptance, cryptocurrencies are not mentioned in the gambling legislation of Sweden. And therefore, none of the casinos or the websites of the state owned gambling company Svenska Spel accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum or any other crypto.

However, some of the licensed offshore online casinos accept virtual currencies, through the various payment processors they work with.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Sweden.

Online casinos, which accept cryptocurrency and players from Sweden - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and accept players from Sweden:

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

*Source: Sveriges Riksbank – e-krona

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong, or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. Especially, if you are from Sweden or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Sweden internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Sweden. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Sweden?

Yes, gambling is legal in Sweden since 1934 (technically the first written record of legal gambling is from 1772, but afterwards, gambling was periodically banned, and the modern period of continuously legal gambling is from 1934).

Is online gambling legal in Sweden?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Sweden since 2002. Initially it was a monopoly of Svenska Spel and Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp, but the sector was liberalized in 2019.

Is online bingo legal in Sweden?

Yes, online bingo is legal in Sweden since 2002.

Is online poker legal in Sweden?

Yes, online poker is legal in Sweden since 2006.

Is online sports betting legal in Sweden?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in Sweden since 2002.

Is online lottery legal in Sweden?

Online lottery is legal in Sweden since 2002. It is a monopoly of Svenska Spel.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Sweden?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Sweden. However, since 2019 you can place bets using virtual currencies on the platforms of foreign gambling platforms with a Sweden online gambling licence. They accept virtual currencies through the various payment processors they work with.

Can you play online from Sweden?

Yes, you can play online from Sweden on online gambling websites with a Swedish online gambling licence, you can see a list of these platforms on this page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Sweden?

Yes, you can play bingo over the internet from Sweden on licensed digital bingo platforms. You can see a list of these on this page.

Can you play poker online from Sweden?

Yes, you can play poker over the internet from Sweden using the Sweden licensed poker networks and apps listed on this page. additionally Svenska Spel also operates its own digital poker platform since 2006.

Can you bet on sports online from Sweden?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Sweden with the Swedish digital bookmakers mentioned on this page. Only licensed sportsbooks can accept punters from Sweden, placing bets with unlicensed offshore electronic bookmakers is illegal, such sites are blocked by the internet service providers in the country.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Sweden?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online from Sweden on the lottery platform of Svenska Spel or from the digital lottery retailers listed on this page.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Sweden?

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Sweden?

Only licensed online gambling websites can accept players from Sweden. You can see a list of licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Sweden?

You can use any of the mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Sweden?

Both Svenska Spel and Folkspel operate Swedish digital bingo platforms.

Which online poker website accepts players from Sweden?

The licensed digital poker networks on this site accept players from Sweden. It's only possible to acquire a Swedish online casino licence since 2019. Poker is considered a casino game, and online poker platforms require an online casino license to accept players from Sweden.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Sweden?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed on this webpage accept punters from Sweden.

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Sweden?

Lottery is a monopoly of Svenska Spel.

Which internet gambling platforms have a Sweden gambling license?

The digital platforms on this site all have Sweden gambling licences, and accept players from the country legally.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Sweden?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in Sweden section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from Sweden.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2022-01-12

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  1. Hello. Can you tell me if thé poker player gambler trader in Betting exchange have to pay tax on bénéfit or if it’s free like in UK. Many thanks

    1. I don’t really understand the question, if you meant: “Do I have to pay taxes on my poker winnings in Sweden?”, then no, winnings from domestic and licensed establishments are not subject to taxation. Unless you are talking about online poker winnings from unlicensed online gambling platforms (which you shouldn’t be using, it’s illegal), then you don’t have to pay taxes on your winnings.

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