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Online Casino Poker Popular in Sweden

It seems that online casino poker is sweeping the world with its popularity and its new trend-setting nature. Poker is finding its way into many homes and is becoming a major source of entertainment for online casinos fans. Among those fans, a vast majority of Scandinavian online gamblers seem to be frequenting the online casino sites. Svenska Spel, a Swedish-owned online poker operator powered by Boss Media, has recently received approval by the Swedish government to enter the online poker sector.

According to reports, the reason for the decision to allow a state-owned online casino operator, rather than a private company, introduce online casino poker to the Swedish market, was due to a few assumptions. Svenska Spel is thought to be less likely to be driven by excessive profit motives and more agreeable to government pressures and influence. The organization is confident that it will be able to obtain at least one third of the 1 billion kronor (US $124 million) of the Swedish market within a year, according to Svenska reports.

Although a great deal of fun and excitement will be entering the homes of poker fans, there are guidelines the operator itself will have to follow. The minimum age for online gambling in Sweden is set for 18, revealing the Swedish government’s intent to closely regulate online casino action. Newspapers and the Internet will be the only two media allowed for use for the advertising and marketing of online casino sites. Swedish online casino fans will only be permitted to gamble after they have specified a limit on how much they will stake in each session, with a maximum limit of 79,400 kronor (approximately US $10,000). The approval for the online poker operator’s sites is valid for two years and is accompanied with specific conditions. It seems the Swedish are going to finally join the world of online poker and add another kind of entertainment to their daily lives.

OCA News Editor