Before Sweden’s introduction into the European Union in 2009, they were considered the fourth largest supporter of online gambling in Europe. Now, with the ease of the regulation of online gambling offered from inside of the country, we can expect that placement to grow steadily.
Here are just a few ways that Spelinspektionen licensed operators make it easy for Swedes:
Anybody that does any good research into the country will realise that Sweden is one of very few EU countries that have not made the Euro their currency of choice. Though they may play EU exclusive bonuses in Euros, truly Swedish exclusive games will be playable in SEK (Swedish Krone).
The advantages of playing in your own currency are manifold. It saves you money in unnecessary foreign exchange costs, as well as conveniently allowing you to transact directly from your bank account without having to do silly conversions first.
Countrymen understand the value of the money that they work with day in and day out. Forcing them to play in an unfamiliar currency would rob them of that familiarity and make it that much more uncomfortable to play online.
Bonuses are offered in Danish and English, depending on the casino. Both languages are fluently spoken in the country.
Understanding the terms and conditions laid out for each bonus is essential as it details all of the finer print, such as wagering requirements and withdrawal limits etc.
When depositing money to initiate specific bonuses, or when withdrawing monies, online casinos ensure that it can be done with the easiest convenience for players.
Aside from Visa and Mastercard, Swedish players can make use of most of their favourite third-party payment methods to fund bonuses. These include some prominent names, such as ecoPayz, Neteller, Skrill and Trustly.
The most popular bonus on offer is in keeping with top bonuses offered worldwide. New players at casinos can expect spectacular offered with No deposit needed in some instances.
Online slot gaming is trendy in Sweden, no wonder it is home of the benchmark of slot design, NetEnt. For this reason, it is not uncommon to pick up some great free spin bonuses, either isolated or packaged together with either no deposit bonuses or deposit match bonuses.
Deposit Match bonuses extend your initial deposit, by promising to match the amount paid up to a certain percentage. This bolsters your bankroll so that you can explore the casino more and play a wider variety of games and even make some money back.
Nothing is for Free
Please be a wise gambler and always remember that although bonuses look good (and they often are), they are never for free. There are some limitations on bonuses that must be realised by Swedish players:
- Wagering Requirements: These are terms that require you to wager the bonus amount on offer through the machine a certain amount of times before being able to draw a cent of winnings. If the bonus awarded was 200 SEK and the stipulation is 20 wagering, then you will have to wager 4000 SEK (200x20) before being able to draw wins.
Not all types of games will appease the wagering in the same way either, so be sure to check on this if you are wanting to play blackjack, poker, roulette, or the like, as you will usually have to wager far more before being able to draw on these winnings because of the low house edge.
- Playthrough for Free Spins: You will not be able to draw wins from your free spins until you satisfy the playthrough agreement. This usually states that you need to make sure that you spin the reels a set number of times using the wins you have accumulated. For example, the wins made on 200 free spins may only be withdrawn after spinning the reels a few thousand times first.
- Withdrawal Limits: Often bonuses will stipulate a withdrawal limit for the number of wins you may apply to your bankroll. Be sure you are aware of any restrictions before accepting a bonus for wise bankroll management.
How to Get Going
There are two distinct ways of claiming bonuses from an online casino. Both methods will require you to register an account with the casino before you can make use of the bonus:
- Claim: Frequently, there will be a button that states claim bonus. If you click on this, it will automatically take you to the casino site where you can log in or register an account and then use the bonus.
- Bonus Codes: The second way, will require you to input a bonus code into the Bonus page on the casino site after logging in and setting up your profile.