Casino Cosmopol

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Casino Cosmopol is a Swedish company, a subsidiary of Svenska Spel, owning a casino. All the profit of the company goes to the national treasury of Sweden.

It was in 1999 in the old Customs House, Gothenburg (now Casino Cosmopol) that it was decided to open four state-involved casinos.

The four casinos opened in:[citation needed]

  1. Sundsvall opened on July 1, 2001 — closed in 2020
  2. Malmö opened on December 8, 2001 [1] - closed in 2024
  3. Gothenburg opened on August 31, 2002 [2] - closed in 2024
  4. Stockholm opened on March 13, 2003


The casino at Sundsvall was Sweden's first international casino, opened in July 2001. It was housed in the refurbished old central railway station, built in 1874. In 2012, it was voted Europe's best casino,[3] but it was closed in 2020 since it wasn't profitable.[4]

In Malmö in Skåne County, the casino was located in the center of the city in Kungsparken, and was opened in December 2001. Kungsparken is a large park that surrounds Malmö Castle.

The casino in Gothenburg was opened at the end of August 2002. It was housed in the old Customs House at Packhusplatsen.[5] The building had earlier been used as a poker lounge and had a seating area called Loser's lounge.

In March 2003, the fourth casino was opened in central Stockholm. The casino is located near the Kungsbron (King's bridge) — a continuation of the long street Kungsgatan (King's road).[6] The casino in Stockholm offers table games (including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and sic bo) as well as poker cash-game with limits 10/10 (min buy-in 100/1000) and up to 100/100 (min buy-in 5000–10000).[7][non-primary source needed]

In the start of 2024, it was announced that Svenska Spel will close down their casinos in Malmö and Gothenburg. These casinos closed on 24 February 2024.[8] The reasoning for the decision seems to be the lack of demand from players as more players move online to gamble.


  1. ^ "Kasinopremiär för andra gången". 6 December 2001.
  2. ^ "Göteborgscasinot bygger om för en större upplevelse". 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Kasinot utnämnt till Europas bästa". (in Swedish). 25 January 2012.[better source needed]
  4. ^ "Casino Cosmopol i Sundsvall avvecklas". 14 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Casino Cosmopol - Gothenburg's only casino with a popular restaurant".
  6. ^ "Nightclub - Casino Cosmopol".
  7. ^ "Stockholm". Casino Cosmopol.
  8. ^ "State owned Casino Cosmopol closing in Malmo and Gothenburg | PokerCoachO". 28 January 2024.

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