Sweden is located in Northern Europe. The Scandinavian country borders both Norway and Finland. Sweden is also connected to Denmark via a bridge tunnel over the Oresund.The official language in Sweden in Swedish. The official currency in Sweden is the Swedish krona also referred to as SEK.
Swedish Language Poker Sites
The following poker sites offer software in Swedish. Keep in mind however that although the sites offer software in Swedish many of the poker companies require users of the sites chat feature to be in English regardless. There aren’t any poker sites that offer play or account management in Swedish Krona however. Most sites do offer players the option to manage their accounts in either United States Dollars or in Euro’s. Some sites also offer the Euro tables.
Swedish Language Poker Software
Swedish Poker Tax
The Swedish Tax Authority Skatteverket has been coming down hard on players that do not pay tax on their online poker winnings. Poker authorities kicked off their crack-down on gambling tax evaders by raiding the homes of several full time poker players and confiscating both their computers and their mobile phones.Swedish players do not normally have to pay tax on winnings, so long as those winnings were won in a Swedish poker game. That means that the player must have been playing in an online poker tournament or cash game held on a poker sites that legally licensed in Sweden, or that they must have been playing at a legal Swedish live poker room.
Well Known Swedish Poker Players
The following poker players are well known as money earners. They are the top ranked players on the Hendon Mob database of all-time money earners in Sweden. Even more well-known however than any of these players is iSildur1 also known in real life as Viktor Blom. Blom took the poker world by storm a few years back when he ground up a bankroll into millions, lost it, and made it again, even after being cheated by a group of pro’s on Full Tilt who shared hand histories and colluded against him to defend against their reputations and bankrolls.
- Chris Bjorin
- Martin De Knijff
- William Thorson
- Martin Jacobson
- Johan Storakers
- Michael Tureniec
- Erik Marcus Friberg
- Ramzi Jelassi
- Christer Johansson
Swedish Deposit and Withdrawal Options
The following deposit and withdrawal methods are some of the methods that work for Swedish players. Not every poker site will accept every payment method mentioned below, and there will of course be new payment methods introduced from time to time that we don’t have listed here on this page. Generally, as new deposit and withdrawal options enter the market, we’ll begin the evaluation process, we’ll then do our best to share with you our most honest and raw opinions of each product, just the way that we do with new poker software.
- Credit Card
- PrePaid Card
- Skrill (Formerly Moneybookers)
- Bank Transfer
- Boleto Bancario
- Barcode Santander
Poker Sites Licensed in Malta
Poker players from Sweden can play poker tax free at poker sites that are licensed in the European Union. The following sites are licensed in Malta, which is located in the European Union:
- Betsson (MicroGaming)
- ComeOn Poker
- 888 Poker
- Betsafe (Ongame)
- Betsson (Ongame)
Poker Sites Licensed in Gibraltar
The following poker sites are licensed in Gibraltar, another European Union licensing area.
- Boss Media Malta Poker Limited
- Ongame Network Ltd
- Entraction Network Limited
- EuroCake Poker-Network
Mobile Poker in Sweden
One of the fastest growing poker markets is mobile poker. That’s because well, just like the rest of the world, Swedish poker players are tied to their mobile phones.Mobile phone users can wait for an appointment to begin while playing poker on their iPad, or sit in a classroom, quietly playing poker on their iPhone. Even the iPod touch can be used as a tool to navigate our way into our poker accounts today.There are a handful of well-known poker sites that already offer mobile poker games for real money to Swedish poker players:
All of these poker sites offer apps that are available to users of Android operating systems, many of them also offer iProduct apps, and the ability to play poker from a blackberry! So whether you’re using a tablet, a phone or even a snazzy mp3 player, you can play poker while you’re on the go.
Migrating to PokerStars.eu from PokerStars.com
If you already have a PokerStars account, you will know that you need to migrate over to PokerStars.eu because when you sign into the software on your pc, you’ll receive a pop-up message about the migration. Not to worry however, there’s nothing to the migration, you’ll be up and running, with your account intact, in no time.