At the start of 2019, some important changes have been introduced regarding online gambling in Sweden, an area regulated by Spelinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority. Spelinspektionen is the main regulatory body in the country, which grants licenses for land based and online casinos, oversees their conduct, and determines fines and sanctions in the event an operator acts contrary to country's gambling laws and regulations.
The change to the Swedish Gambling Act is very important for the players in several aspects. Primarily, licensed Sweden online casinos have to meet fairly strict criteria to even get a license in the first place. After this, operators need to make sure their conduct always aligns with Swedish laws, ensuring safer and fairer gaming environment.
Another important thing players should know about Sweden online casinos is that everyone has the right to claim the welcome bonus. Even if someone has played at a particular casino before the regulation, Sweden observes all licensed online casinos as new entities, meaning players will need to re-register, which allows them to take advantage of a welcome bonus once again.
On the flip side, best online casinos are no longer allowed to offer other bonuses and free spins after the welcome bonus, so Swedish players don’t get to enjoy some of the perks available to players from other jurisdictions playing at same casino brands.