A casino is a profit making business which offers gambling where chance plays a major part (hazard games). In Sweden there are two types of casinos. There are casinos with international gambling rules with higher stakes (Casino Cosmopol), as well as restaurant casinos with lower stakes and prizes.

A casino always makes a profit in the long run, seeing as the games offered are construed to be to the casinos’ advantage. Some of the more famous casinos are located in Monte Carlo in Monaco and in Las Vegas in the USA.

Online casinos are forbidden in Sweden. In spite of this it is possible to play at casinos through companies which have servers in other countries. Malta, Cyprus and Gibraltar have legislation which allows online gambling and who grants licenses to online casinos. The Swedish Gambling Authority does not exercise any supervision over these operators.