Poker in Stockholm:
Live, Cashgames, Tournaments

Playing for real money in Stockholm in Stockholm with 1.515.017 citizens, is only possible in casinos or poker rooms.

In Stockholm and throughout Stockholm, poker is considered a game of luck. That is why, it is solely permitted in casinos to play poker for real money. On this online site we present you all the available possibilities to play poker in Stockholm and show you the legal framework in Stockholm.

Legal notice: Is it legal to play poker Stockholm ?

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

Poker Cash Games can meet in Stockholm and therefore also in Stockholm the element of the offence of illegal gambling. One can be sentenced based on these regulations if one helds public gambling or participates in it.

Is poker a game of chance?

There is still no uniform decision whether poker is a game of luck or not. The legislation in Sweden and therefore also in Stockholm says however that poker is to be graded as a game of luck. The difference is that national casinos in Stockholm have a allowance. Playing poker there is allowed.

Poker in bars in Stockholm

Attention pubs & hosts! There is possibility of losing the official permission to operate a restaurant in Stockholm if you make yourself liable to prosecution.

Summary

  • Poker cash games are basically prohibited in Sweden and therefore also in Stockholm.
  • The casinos in Sweden have a state licence.
  • Mostly it is very challenging for the authorities in Stockholm to verify 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 Stockholm

Cashgames: Real money poker games in Stockholm © Unsplash

In Stockholm you are still not allowed to start a real-money game in general. If prefer to enter games for cash in Stockholm, you will have to travel to casinos & poker clubs and poker rooms in the local area. Please check out the paragraph on Home Games if you need additional alternatives.

  • 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

Poker tournaments in Stockholm

Poker tourneys in Stockholm are not a problem under certain conditions. These are legal as long as there are prizes and not real cash to be won. Furthermore, great poker tournaments are held frequently in Stockholm! Current tournaments can be found in the tournament calendar.

Poker Clubs: The best poker rooms in Stockholm

More alternatives are offered by the many poker clubs & poker rooms with in and around Stockholm. The poker scene in Stockholm is organized in many clubs & rooms and every year live poker events come to the city. Here is a helpful list:

Live poker in casinos near by Stockholm

In the city itself, there is no casino with poker games. Stockholm has its casinos mainly in small towns and outside the city center. It is though not a matter to reach them by car or public transport. Most have on top their own shuttle busses. In case you decide to go by your own car, all casinos offer large parking space for poker enthusiasts. Meanwhile you can play a large choice of poker games in every casino in Sweden. There are some poker tournaments and poker events where you can enter. Here with us you'll discover an overview, arranged by federal states, of the best places offering poker with their particular schedule and all other facts. Within a radius of Stockholm you will see at least two casinos with acceptable travel times and good live poker offers.

Casinos, Poker Rooms & Venues offering Poker in Stockholm

  • Casino Cosmopol Stockholm ( Website )
    Kungsgatan 65, Stockholm, Sweden

Best Poker Players from Stockholm

The following list shows you the Top 10 poker players with the highest tournament winnings from Stockholm.

Homegames: Pokern for real money in Stockholm in private locations

In Stockholm the legislation of the federal state Stockholm is in effect. If you want to hold allowed poker home games in Stockholm, you must be aware of these rules.

Is the game in Stockholm public?

The poker game needs to be held in public to be criminal liable. A poker game is public after the jurisdiction in Stockholm, if "it is made outwardly recognizably accessible to a not firmly closed circle of acquaintances". A good example of this is cash games in pubs in Stockholm that anyone could access. It's forbidden.

Does the homegame take place in Stockholm as usual?

Even a closed society can be considered public in Stockholm based on § 285 II StGB, if gambling takes place there according to law.If the round takes place regulardy, it is prohibited in private rooms in Stockholm as well as in public. For example, if money games are played for every week on the similar day, it does not matter if it is a private room or not. Both are not allowed.

The best Online Poker Rooms in comparison

The fastest and not prohibited way to play poker in Stockholm is online poker. We list a selection of established poker platforms where you can officially play for real cash in Sweden. After decades of online poker history, a couple of providers have emerged as the most reliable and consistent. We strongly recommend opening an account with these online poker networks and poker there. The poker tables on offer are great, the options are extensive, the players are numerous and the rake is not too high. Poker-in.com lists the most important and best providers in comparison.

 updated: 02.12.2020
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