Swedish Gambling Laws
Swedish gambling laws are considered liberal compared to most other countries. Gambling in Sweden is now controlled by Svenska Spel who have a state controlled monopoly on gambling.
The 1994 Lotteries Act gave Authority to the Gaming Board of Sweden to regulate gambling and issue licences. The Act covered lotteries and games of chance including bingo, roulette, card games, dice games and gaming machines. Lotteries could then only be offered by non-profit charity groups. Betting on horse racing was to be controlled only by approved groups. The object of the Act was to ensure games were regulated without criminal activity. Protection for members of the public was the main priority.