Poker in Sweden:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

If you want to play for real money poker cash games in Sweden in Sweden with 10.327.589 residents, you will need to go to a official casino or a poker room.

In Sweden and throughout Sweden, poker is defined as a game of luck. For this reason, it is only legal in casinos to gamble for real money. On this site we show you all the available possibilities to play poker in Sweden and inform you about the legal framework in Sweden.

We show you how and where you can play Poker Sweden
We show you how and where you can play Poker Sweden . © Unsplash

Popular Cities to play Poker in Sweden

Legal notice
Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Sweden ? © Unsplash

Poker Cash Games can meet in Sweden and thus as well in Sweden the element of the offence of illegal gambling. Poker players can be sentenced based on these regulations if one organizes public gambling or takes part in it.

Is poker a game of luck?

The problem of whether poker is a game of luck is still not answered. The legislation in Sweden and therefore also in Sweden says however that poker is to be defined as a game of chance.The national casinos in Sweden have of course a allowance.

Poker in restaurants in Sweden

Risk for the pubs & hosts: There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Sweden if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Conclusion

  • Poker cash games are generally not legal in Sweden and therefore also in Sweden.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a permission.
  • Often it is very difficult for the authorities in Sweden to evidence prohibited gambling.
  • Tournaments are considered a game of skill, cash games a game of luck

Please note that the information provided does not constitute legal advice under the law and cannot replace legal advice, as such advice always requires knowledge of all individual circumstances, in particular of the specific individual case.

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Sweden

Cashgames
Cashgames: Real money poker games in Sweden © Unsplash

Running poker cash games for real money is not permitted in public. You must use one of the many casinos in the area. If you don't like to play in a casino but still don't want to miss poker cash games, you can check out Home Games, which are very regulated.

  • Casino Cosmopol Stockholm ( Website )
    Kungsgatan 65, Stockholm, Sweden
    +46 10 120 39 10
    Spelen vi erbjuder är Texas Hold'Em No Limit och Fixed Limit, Omaha Pot Limit och Dealer's Choice Pot Limit.
    De spel som erbjuds i Dealers Choice är följande: Texas Hold'Em, Omaha, 5 korts Omaha, Courchevel, Crazy Pineapple och 7 card stud.

    Casino Cosmopol har dealers som sköter spelet och ser till att reglerna följs. För detta tar vi 5 procent av insatsen, dock högst 100 kronor per hand. På 10/10 är avgiften 10 procent och max 100 kronor.

    No Limit
    10/10 Buyin 200 - 1 000
    25/25 Buyin 500 – 5 000
    25/25 Deepstack 2 500 - 10 000
    50/50 buyin 2 500 – 15 000
    100/100 buyin 5 000 – 25 000
    200/200 buyin 10 000 - 50 000

    Pot Limit
    25/25 min buyin 2 500
    50/50 min buyin 5 000
    100/100 min buyin 10 000

    Fixed Limit
    50/50 min buyin 1 000
    100/200 min buyin 2 000
    200/400 min buyin 4 000
  • Casino Cosmopol Sundsval ( Website )
    CASINOPARKEN 1, 852 29 Sundsvall, Sweden
    +46 020-219 219
    NO LIMIT
    10/10 Buy in 200 - 1 000 kr
    25/25 Buy in 500 - 4 000 kr
    25/25 Deepstack, buy in 1 000 - 10 000 kr
    50/50 Buy in 2 500 - 15 000 kr
    100/100 Buy in 5 000 - 25 000 kr
    200/200 Buy in 10 000 - 50 000 kr

    POT LIMIT
    10/10 Buy in 500 - 2500
    25/25 2 500 kr
    50/50 2 500 kr
    100/100 2 500 kr
    200/200 10 000 kr

Poker tournaments in Sweden

Poker Tournaments
Poker tournaments in Sweden © Kings Casino & Resport

There are a wide range of poker tournaments in Sweden. Tourneys are accepted as long as there are prizes and not real money to be won. In Sweden and the surrounding region there are regular poker tournaments. For an quick list of the upcoming tournaments in Sweden, please look at our tournament calendar. The following lists shows you the latest poker tournaments in Sweden.

  • SKr 1,200 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 24-Oct-2020
  • SKr 1,200 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 24-Oct-2020
  • SKr 1,200 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf Day 1B, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 26-Oct-2020
  • SKr 1,200 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf Day 1B, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 26-Oct-2020
  • SKr 300 + 150 Super Satellite to Main Event, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 27-Oct-2020
  • SKr 300 + 150 Super Satellite to Main Event, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 27-Oct-2020
  • SKr 1,200 + 300 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf Day 1C, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 28-Oct-2020
  • SKr 1,200 + 300 No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf Day 1C, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 28-Oct-2020
  • No Limit Hold'em - Autumn Leaf Final, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 29-Oct-2020
  • SKr 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo, Casino Cosmopol, Malmo
    Casino Cosmopol, 29-Oct-2020

Past Tournaments

  • zł 500 No Limit Hold'em
    Ferry Scandinavia, 10-Jul-2011
  • $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em
    Club Svea, 28-Jun-2006
  • € 4,000 No Limit Hold'em
    The CLUB, 19-May-2006
  • SKr 10,000 No Limit Hold'em
    The CLUB, 24-Nov-2005
  • SKr 30,000 No Limit Hold'em
    The CLUB, 18-Aug-2005
  • SKr 10,000 Amerikana (32-Card Stud)
    Club Kortoxen, 01-Dec-2002
  • SKr 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
    Club Kortoxen, 01-Jun-1998
  • SKr 5,000 No Limit Hold'em
    Club Kortoxen, Oct-1997

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Sweden

Further options are offered by the various poker clubs & poker rooms with tournaments in and around Sweden. In Sweden there is a varied club scene with regular tournaments with non-cash prizes. Here is a helpful selection:

Live poker in casinos near by Sweden

Casinos near by
Live poker in casinos near by Sweden © Kings Casino & Resport

In the city center of Sweden you will not be able to find a casino with poker rooms. Sweden located its casinos mostly in minor places and outside the city center. It is though not a matter to reach them by car or public transport. Most have even an own transfer busses. In case you decide to go by your own car, all casinos provide large park possibilities for poker enthusiasts. This year, every casino in Sweden routinely runs real money poker games. There is a variety of poker tournaments and poker events where you can play. At Poker-in.com you'll get an overview, sorted by federal states, of every casinos offering poker with their particular schedule and all other information. After only a quick drive you can participate in legal poker games for money in one of the casinos around Sweden.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Sweden

  • Casino Cosmopol Goteborg ( Website )
    Packhusplatsen 7, 411 13 Göteborg, Sweden
  • Casino Cosmopol Malmö ( Website )
    Slottsgatan 33 Kungsparken, Malmö 211 33, Sweden
  • Casino Cosmopol Stockholm ( Website )
    Kungsgatan 65, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Casino Cosmopol Sundsval ( Website )
    CASINOPARKEN 1, 852 29 Sundsvall, Sweden
  • Club Kortoxen
  • Club Svea
    [email protected]
  • Ferry Scandinavia
  • The CLUB
    Surbrunnsgatan 57, Stockholm

Best Poker Players from Sweden

Players
Best Poker Players from Sweden © Kings Casino & Resport
The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Sweden.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Sweden in private locations

Homegames
Homegames: Pokern for real money in Sweden © Unsplash

In Sweden the judisdiction of the federal state Sweden applies. In order to play legal poker home games in Sweden you have to take care of the following:

Is it a public poker game?

If the poker game is not public, it can be allowed in principle and does not have to justify any criminal liability. A poker event is public after the jurisdiction in Sweden, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". An example of this is cash games in pubs in Sweden that anyone could join. This is illegal.

How often does the homegame take place in Sweden?

Based on jurisdiction in Sweden can: "However, a closed society in which a game of chance is customarily held is also considered public according to § 285 II StGB". If the poker game takes place habitually, it is illegal in private rooms in Sweden as well as in public. For example, if cash games are hosted for every week on the same day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are prohibited.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The best and legal option to play poker in Sweden is online poker. There are a alot of established online sites where you can play for real cash. After decades of online poker history, several providers proofed themselfes as the most trustful and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these poker platforms and playing poker there. The poker tables on offer are excellent, the choice is extensive, the player pool is numerous and the fees are not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.