Shared online poker liquidity has arrived in Sweden!
Shared online poker liquidity has finally arrived in Sweden! The monopoly of the nationally regulated online poker site Svenska Spel ended on January 1st and new gaming laws coming into effect.
This means that Swedish poker players can finally join international players pools again and won’t be restricted any longer to play against each other.
Aim of this article is therefore to give a comprehensive update on the new Swedish gaming law and to tell you which are the best Swedish Poker Sites 2019.
The new Swedish gaming law
The reason is a new bill called “Re-Regulation of the Gambling Market”, which was already passed in June 2018 and came into effect on the 1st of January.
The new Swedish gaming law removed Svenska Spel’s monopoly and pathed the way for shared poker liquidity in Sweden.
International online poker sites can now operate in Sweden
Those changes in regulation are enabling international online poker sites to apply for a licence and operate legally in Sweden.
In addition to that, they are providíng a better regulated and much safer online poker environment. Applicants have to fulfill sharp requirements and are constantly monitored by the Swedish Gambling Authority.
Huge number of applications
The Changes of the Swedish gaming law have been very well prepared for more than a year.
Applications started already in August 2018. Due to the low tax rate of 18%, the lack of clauses for bad actors, the cheap licensing fees and the fact that operators don’t need to be based in Sweden, numerous online poker sites and online gaming companies applied for a licence.
To date more than 80 iGaming companies have applied to the Swedish Gambling Authority including partypoker, bwin, 888poker and Betsson and many other big names.
Partypoker, MPN and 888poker are already available in Sweden!
The new poker year started with a big bang for Swedish poker players as not less than 13 online poker sites launched on January 1st!
The best Swedish Poker Sites 2019
Below we have listed the best Swedish Poker Sites 2019:
“The best online gaming experience in the market”
Shay Segev, CEO of GVC Holdings, which owns partypoker and bwin said:
“We are delighted to get the year off to a positive start with the launch of bwin.se and partypoker.se. We are confident that Swedish customers will enjoy what we believe is the best and most comprehensive online gaming experience in the market.”
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