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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
Company Horse Racing (ATG) and they operate the state "tote" and oother 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
There are 30 tracks and 10,000 races per year to bet
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.