Swedish casino portal launches a bonus ranking

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The poker boom struck down hard in the gambling crazy Sweden. Great players like Viktor Blom, Mikael Thuritz, Martin Jacobson and many more rose to prominence from the small country. But just like in the rest of Europe the poker hype has passed, and casino is now the new hype. And the Swedes are definitely in the forefront when it comes to casino gambling as well.

There’s truly a never ending interest in online casino in Sweden. The preferred casino sites are the ones with playful themes with easy sign up processes. Swedish casino players also fancy casinos founded by fellow Swedes. The hottest brands right now probably are Vera & John, Casumo, Casinostugan, Leo Vegas, Mobilbet and Rizk. They are all fairly new casinos. But they have managed to gain in popularity very quickly. The bigger and more established brands like Unibet and Betsson are of course also favourites among Swedes.

There are a few common denominators among the most popular Swedish casino brands. A clean casino lobby and high quality games are essential, but Swedes are also particularly fond of big casino bonuses. The Swedish casino portal www.bastacasinobonus.se has gathered an extensive list of the most popular casino brands in the country. The list was recently re-launched with a new sorting function focused on the value of casino bonus offers. Users can manually sort the list on best no deposit bonuses and the best deposit bonuses.

The most interesting thing about the list is that it also takes wagering requirements into account. There are a lot of bonuses where you can get several thousand SEK (10 SEK = 1.03 USD) in extra cash but with a huge caveat in form of a wagering requirement. Therefore you may see a huge bonus rank poorly if the wagering requirement is too big. Jenny Eriksson, editor of bastacasinobonus.se commented: “The list is helpful for those who are looking for a way to easily see the most valuable bonuses with wagering requirements taken into consideration.” The website is currently only available in Swedish but there are plans to expand the language options to include the Nordic languages as well as English.

New regulations make it even more essential to compare bonuses

In Sweden there was a gambling monopoly until very recently. In 2019 the government installed Spelinspektionen as the new gambling authority. Spelinspektionen, or The Swedish Gambling Authority, is supposed to ensure the legality, safety and reliability of the Swedish gaming and gambling market. 

One particular and rather peculiar rule that applies for all casinos in Sweden is the one regarding one bonus offer per license. In other words: a casino may only offer one (1) bonus to a player – period. Casinos are not even allowed to give out free spins, cashback, money or anything that could be defined as a bonus. 

One bonus per license can be confusing for the players because a licensee may run several casinos simultaneously. MT SecureTrade Ltd is an example of a licensee with several popular casinos in their portfolio. They run casino sites like agentspinner.com, casinocalzone.com, dreamz.com, dunder.com, metalcasino.com and more. If a Swedish player accepts the bonus offered on dunder.com, he or she are no longer eligible for a bonus on any other of their brands. A casino bonus ranking would be rather useless if this wasn’t factored in. According to aforementioned Jenny Eriksson from bastacasinobonus.se, their sort option “best casino bonus per license” is one of the most frequently used.