Laws in Sweden

    • VaceMk
      VaceMk
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      Joined: 24.01.2010 Posts: 4
      Hey guys im moving to Sweden in couple of weeks and i want to continue my grind there.Can anyone explain the laws,tax system and other stuff associated with online poker in Sweden that i need to know.
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    • YohanN7
      YohanN7
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      Joined: 15.06.2009 Posts: 4,711
      You shouldn't ask here, since even swedes probably don't have a clue about the tax system either, especially if you are a foreigner. You should contact the proper authorities in Sweden.

      All I know for sure is that you are perfectly allowed to play anywhere you wish to play online. There are casinos in the bigger cities, and there are poker clubs just about everywhere. The latter may be illegal, but the risk of getting busted there is just about as low as that of being busted for smoking a joint in Amsterdam.

      Welcome b t w.

      /Johan = :f_confused:
    • ThatGuyMatt
      ThatGuyMatt
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      Joined: 03.12.2010 Posts: 3,761
      Hey VaceMk,

      I'm not familiar with Swedish Tax laws myself, the post above is your best bet, or hope to find a Swedish guy around here :)

      Also moving your thread to Beginners Questions.
    • YohanN7
      YohanN7
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      Joined: 15.06.2009 Posts: 4,711
      He did find a swede. As I said, none of us have a clue really :D . There is a probably difference between EU and non EU based sites. I'm not even sure that you have to pay taxes at all if you stay here for a limited time.

      [Legally, at least some forms poker are (used to be) considered gambling. This is good news, since lottery wins and the like are tax free - at least if you win from EU sites. It might be considered as a skills game if you play at non EU sites. Please do not ask me about the logic behind this.]

      EDIT: I posted a link in the swedish forum pointing here.

      /Johan = :f_confused:
    • PxKx
      PxKx
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      Joined: 26.02.2009 Posts: 4,921
      pokersites that are registrated within the EU are tax-free. Same thing goes for live-winnings. But the rest of the laws are kinda of a blur, we lack verdicts about it so the government aren't sure of the laws either.

      /PK