Games and Casinos in Newly Regulated Swedish Market – Who’s In?
The re-regulation of the Swedish iGaming market has captured a lot of attention in 2018. Now, from 1 January 2019, the time has come for the newly-formed Spelinspektionen to reduce illegal gambling and remove a cover from the grey market by banning all unlicensed operators and game developers. Fortunately, many of them have long ago applied for the new license, so let’s take a closer look at who they are, for some extra peace of mind.
In a report published last week, Microgaming is one of the first iGaming developers to make a clear statement this year that it’s got a bespoke market solution for all its operators. This will help big names like PokerStars, Bet365, Leo Vegas, Unibet, Global Gaming, Comeon, Coolbet, Genesis, BWIN and Betsson Group, to deliver localised content tailored specifically for the Swedish market.
To see a full list of licensed operators, go here. Note that many operators are still yet to receive the license in the near future, so don’t be disappointed if your favourite casino is not on that list yet.
Fortunately for Scandinavians, Microgaming's offering in the Swedish market includes all the beloved classics and branded titles, as well as record-breaking progressive jackpots, one of which is on its way to breaking the third world record – Mega Moolah. Go check it out!
Other game developers that are already live at Swedish online casinos include NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, and Quickspin. Here’s a word from Daniel Lindberg, Quickspin CEO: “Being one of the first slots to go live with Swedish players is incredibly exciting for us. As well as being our home market, we have been preparing for this opportunity with our operating partners – and are delighted to have first-mover advantage.”
“We live and breathe slots and are especially proud of our Swedish origins. Our mission is to create games that players love, and we’re looking forward to bringing our games home as soon as the year begins.”
That being said, many other popular vendors like Play’n GO, Scientific Games, Thunderkick and Evolution are too available for play at major casinos in Sweden already, or are also in the process of getting their own license from the gambling authority. Note that many smaller studios, including exclusive ones, are also featured as part of an offering of a bigger platform, like Aspire Global.
We are too busy updating our list of Swedish casinos during the turbulent times, but you can already read hundreds of casino reviews that you can also list and order by ranking, user rating, review date and more. As always, play responsibly or visit www.stodlinjen.se for more info and help.