Sweden has been involved in betting and gambling for centuries. Sweden built its first casino in the 18th century, but bets used to take place in different forms long before a casino was built. These games became very popular and widespread in Sweden until authorities of the church officially banned betting.
In 1897, the lottery business was formally legalized that led to the promotion of betting and gambling, and hence Swedish people again stepped into the betting business. But other games like betting and gambling took 50 more years to get legally accepted.
In the 20th century, betting became more popular among gamers, and it started to meet international standards by 1999.
Government officials decided to boost the gambling business. Hence, the government accepted land-based gambling legally in 1994. The government lottery act 1994 permitted betting games like dice games, bingo, card games, guessing games, etc., but there were some conditions.
The land-based betting games were allowed, but only if the organizer was licensed. It was declared illegal to promote foreign betting games and also lawful games. The state-imposed all of these conditions to make betting games safe for ordinary people. The 1999 casinos act set an age limit of 18 years for players. Keeping records was made compulsory.