It is the government who grants Casino Cosmopol a permit to conduct its activities. The Casino Act regulates how the casino is to be operated. Our task is to supervise Casino Cosmopols’ business. We also decide what game types are allowed, the number of gaming tables and gaming machines etc.
In order to play you need to be 20 years old and you need to provide proof of identity in order to be admitted to the casino. It is also required that you have your picture taken. The highest stakes at the gaming tables are two price base amounts. On the gaming machines the highest stake allowed is 150 SEK a round. At least 85 percent of the stakes on the gaming machines are supposed to be paid back in the form of prizes.
Casino with international gaming rules
Casino Cosmopol is an area of activity within Svenska Spel. Here casino gaming is conducted with international gaming rules. Stakes and prizes are higher than the corresponding stakes and prizes in the Lotteries Act. Traditional casino games, such as roulette, black jack, poker with international rules and gaming machines are allowed at the casinos.
Today Casino Cosmopol can be found in Sundsvall, Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.
Monitoring the Casinos
We monitor Casino Cosmopols activities in several ways. We do this to make sure that they follow the Casinos Act and the conditions we have put forth. We visit the casinos regularly and have meetings with the management, both locally and centrally. We also go through the casinos system in order to be able to report about unforeseen events. Focus is then put on security, gambling responsibility, transactions and questions of order. In addition, we also perform technical inspections of the gaming machines, computer systems and surveillance cameras.
We are also responsible for supervising Casino Cosmopols work towards preventing casinos from being used for money laundering or financing terrorism.