Sweden Poker

Sweden Online Poker

Official currency: Swedish Krona (kr) | Official language: Swedish | Population: 9,059,651

Sweden is one of the few countries in the world which has a formal ban on online poker sites. However, due to recent pressures to capitalize on this growing market, the Swedish government has recently begun talks of opening a state-run online gambling agency. While the creation of this agency would be a breath of fresh air for Swedish online poker players seeking a safe place to enjoy the game, the European Union is strictly against a state-run online gambling agency. Strict agreements among nations in the European Union forbid any one country from restricting interstate commerce from the other member nations. Thus, a formal ban on online poker within the country with a state-run gambling agency would be against the policies of the European Union.

Poker Sites Accepting Players From Sweden

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    • 888 Poker
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    • Bet Online
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    • Canadian Poker SItes
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    • Bodog Poker
      Bovada Poker
    • Canadian Poker SItes
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    • 888 Poker
      Winner Poker
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    • Juicy Stakes Poker
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Sweden Poker Sites And Deposit Options

Because of the unclear status of the laws against online poker within the country of Sweden, Swedish online poker players often face extreme difficulties when attempting to deposit real money into their online poker accounts. This has become a true problem for the thousands of online poker players within Sweden. However, several viable options do still exist for depositing funds to a real money poker account. Selecting an online deposit option should be a careful process, and players should try to find a deposit method that will be easy, safe, and inexpensive.

Most banks and credit card companies based in Sweden will only permit direct transactions on online gambling sites if they are registered with the state-run gambling agency. Almost all banks will instantly reject any deposit to a foreign or unregistered online gambling provider. While the rejection of a deposit won't cost you anything, it will cause quite a delay in the depositing process.

If your online poker site is accepted by your bank or credit card institution, making a poker deposit is simple. Several services, such as UseMyBank exist to help you instantly link your bank account or credit card to your online poker provider. Many online poker providers will allow you to make Visa or MasterCard deposits instantly, with no need to wait for payment clearing or processing delays.

Another great deposit option for Swedish online pokers is the use of an e-wallet online payment processing service. These services, such as Neteller, give online poker players the ability to deposit real money to their online poker account without having to provide personal account information directly to the online poker provider. Instead, users set up an account with the third-party payment processor that they can then fund using their credit card or bank account. Once this account is funded, the funds can be used to make payments or transfers to a variety of online merchants, including online poker providers. This is a favored method for most online poker players, as they enjoy the added security of never having to provide personal information to an online poker site.