|Land based and online casinos in Sweden are legal, regulated and licensed by the state as well as
all other forms of gambling, both online and offline. There are two main legal instruments that govern gambling in Sweden; the Casinos Act (1999) Kasinolag and
the Lotteries Act (1994) Lotterilagen. These acts ensure that gambling in the nation remains under the control of the Swedish state and its agencies
Gambling is still a monopoly run by the state in Sweden although the European Union is challenging this in the European Court of Justice. However
the Swedish laws do not criminalise players who play in foreign online casinos, nor does the government order ISPs to block foreign sites. So we recommend
using a search engine to find Swedish focused online casnios and slots. Unlicensed operators are prohibited from advertising on the Swedish market, and these
laws are properly enforced.
Basically the government has split the world of Swedish controlled gambling into 2 parts. The popular horse racing branch
of betting is run by the company Horse Racing (ATG) and they operate the state "tote" and other type of bets on trotting races which is the main horse racing
Svenska Spel is the other arm which runs an online sports betting website for other than horses, as well as online casino and four state runs
Swedish online casinos have a few payment methods that are quite unique for their
market. They are very popular for many reasons, one of them is the lightning speed withdrawal time. Often when a Swede request one they will have the money in
their bank account within minutes.
The 3 most interesting and by many considered to be best payment methods in Sweden are:
casino is a term used in Sweden to describe the casinos that use the mobile payment technology Swish to instantly transfer money between one and
another. The casinos started to incorporate it in the beginning of 2019 and have already become one of the most popular used ones.
Zimpler is a term used in Sweden to describe a casino that accept players to deposit with an invoice. It is a new and a somewhat controversial method to
use for casino play. It is, however, still one of the more popular ones and one of the fastest.
Trustly casinos is a
term used in Sweden to describe online casinos that uses Trustlys technology for bank transfers. It is as the ones above lightning fast and the customers
will see the money from their winnings withdrawn to their bank account within minutes from requesting it.
Through its subsidiary Cosmopol Casino, Svenska Spel operates four casinos, one in each of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö
Games that can be played in these casinos are the internationally recognised types with Stockholm having a selection of the less seen
variants like Sic Bo and Three Card Poker.
None of the casinos are 24 hours, opening in the afternoon and closing early morning, Stockholm at 5 a.m. but
the others earlier. You have to enter with I.D. and you must be 20 years old to get in.
Poker is very popular in Sweden and all the casinos have poker
rooms with poker tournaments every day.
Sports betting is moderately popular but not to the
scale it is in the UK. Svenska Spel operates the sports betting website that is state run. It is not as sleek as its international rivals so we do not
recommend at the moment.
ATG outlets are everywhere. They offer all the standard horse racing (all
trotting events) bets like Win, Double, Show (in the top 3), Quinella (dual forcast), Exacta (straight forcast) and the Trifecta (first 3 in correct order).
They also offer a range of V bets which are V4, V5, V64, V65, V75 and V86. These are all versions of a jackpot similar to the UK's Tote jackpot. V4 is
just a four legged jackpot with multiple picks if you wish.
V75 is Sweden's tote jackpot but you get consolation prizes if you get 5 or 6 correct. The
minimum bet per line is 0.06 Euros. This is a Saturday only bet.
"Harry". Harry is a computerized smart quick pick, designed to help players who feel
they do not have enough knowledge or time to analyze races. With a Harry bet the computer picks the horses for you, not at random, but on the basis of other
players betting. This means that the bet generated will embrace both favorites and longshots. This is a type of lucky dip and is popular.
are 30 tracks and 10,000 races per year to bet on.
Svenska Spel conducts sales through
approximately 6,700 agents, 2,000 restaurants, pubs and bingo halls. Many small shops will have the ATG symbol outside of the shop to show they take the
popular V bet forms for racing bets. It will look similar to the image on the right and may be small amongst loads of other symbols or a big one on its own
attached to the main head board above the shop entrance.
The game machines in Sweden are known
as (VLTs) video Lottery terminals and they are operated and owned by Svenska Spel. These types of game machines are Miss Vegas and Jack Vegas. Jack Vegas are
the oldest in the gambling industry and they are mostly found in restaurants and bars. Sweden has around 6000 VLTs.
Swedes take to poker easily. Its popular and all the casinos offer it but there is a thriving online poker scene as well.
Viking Lotto is a cooperation between the national lotteries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland,
Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Viking Lotto started in 1993 and was the first of its kind in Europe.
The original Swedish Lotto was created in
1896 and underwent many changes until becoming the modern Swedish Lotto, which was officially launched in 1980 and is run by the Svenska Spel
To play you choose 7 numbers from 1-35. There are five Swedish Lotto prize categories and to win the jackpot, players must correctly guess all
seven regular numbers. To win second prize you have to get 6 numbers and one of the bonus numbers. The Sweden Lotto increases the chances of winning by drawing
two different sets of winning numbers with each draw. It also offers four bonus numbers for each set, meaning that 22 balls are drawn every Wednesday and
Saturday. The bonus numbers are not used towards the jackpot, but count towards the second place prize only. All the prizes are offered in a one-time, cash
There are no set prizes but it varies on the pool size and how many winners of each section there are. The five different prizes are match
7, match 6+1, match 6, match 5 and the bottom is match 4. Highest ever jackpot is SEK144 Million.