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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
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 www.spelautomater.se 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 in Sweden.
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 casinos.
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
The 3 most interesting and by many considered to be best
payment methods in Sweden are:
Swish 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 casinos 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the money from their winnings withdrawn to their bank account within minutes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 and Sundsvall.
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
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.
There are 30 tracks and 10,000 races per year
to bet on.
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
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
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 Company.
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.