The Swedish Gambling Authority has granted Casino Cosmopol AB (Casino Cosmopol) a licence to provide casino games and games on vending machines (Casino Activities) at the casinos in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. The Swedish Gambling Authority is tasked with supervising Casino Activities. Casino Cosmopol has issued these House Rules, which shall apply as the terms and conditions for visits to Casino Cosmopol’s casinos.
1. General rules
1.1 Regardless of whether or not they are participating in games, all visitors to Casino Cosmopol’s casinos must follow Casino Cosmopol’s House Rules and the rules of play.
1.2 Visitors must follow the instructions provided by the casino staff in order to maintain order within the casino and ensure that all games are conducted in an orderly, correct and safe manner.
1.3 Within the limits of what is permitted under the Gambling Act (2018:1138), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), and the Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (Prevention) Act (2017:630), Casino Cosmopol processes necessary personal data about its visitors. The purpose of this processing is to prevent, hinder and expose crimes within the casino, to assist in dispute resolution, and to counteract problems with excessive gaming/gambling and money laundering.
1.4 Visitors to a casino may not offer professional, financial or comparable services to other visitors to the casino. This applies both during and in connection with a visit.
2. Opening hours
The casino is open during the hours posted at the entrance to the respective facility and on the website, www.casinocosmopol.se.
3. Definition of a “gambling day”, etc.
A “gambling day" refers to the period between the opening of the casino on a given day and the closing of the casino on the same day or the next day.
4.1 Visitors must have a valid entrance certificate or be identifiable using the visitor registration system. The entrance certificate is personal and may not be transferred. At the request of casino staff, the visitor must be able to present her/his entrance certificate or participate in her/his identification using the visitor register.
4.2 The entrance certificate only entitles visitors to visit the casino during the gambling day or period indicated on the certificate.
4.3 An entrance certificate held by a person other than the person to whom the entrance certificate is issued may be cancelled without refunding the entrance fee.
4.4 Visitors must be smartly dressed in accordance with Casino Cosmopol’s Clothing Policy.
Clothing Policy: We do not have a strict dress code, but most people dress for a pleasant evening on the town. “Smart attire” is a widely accepted concept in Sweden that we apply at our casinos. We believe that the overall impression is more important than individual details or garments. For security reasons, Casino Cosmopol does not accept symbolic uniforms - motorcycle vests, protective vests, military pants/boots; headgear - hats, caps, or anything else that might obscure the wearer’s face and impede identification, sunglasses; bags - sports bags, backpacks or packaged items. In the case of poker tournament games, exceptions are granted allowing caps and sunglasses to be worn in the area of the tournament game. Headgear worn for religious reasons is allowed.
4.5 a) Computer equipment may be taken into the casino and used where it is not directly adjacent to the casino’s gaming machines or tables;
b) sound recording equipment, mechanical or electronic tools, or other equipment which may be used to manipulate the game equipment or the outcome of the game may not be taken into the casino. However, this rule excludes mobile phones; see Point 4.7 below;
c) it is not permitted to lend, borrow, or ask other visitors for money;
d) it is not permitted to carry flammable or explosive substances or materials, weapons, piercing or cutting tools, and implements or anything else which may cause injury to people, the interior, or the property of the casino;
e) if you wish to smoke, you may do so in the designated smoking areas. It is not permitted to bring alcohol, drugs or other intoxicants into the casino.
4.6 Feel free to photograph/film when you visit us, but only include people who want to be in the picture, and do not do so directly adjacent to the gaming tables. The best areas for photograpy/filming are the restaurants and bars. Exceptions to the above may be granted in some cases, but only with special permission from Casino Cosmopol.
4.7 To prevent disruptions to games and avoid disturbing other visitors, telephone calls, video calls or other extensive mobile phone use should not take place directly adjacent to the gaming tables.
4.8 If a visitor is not participating in a game, casino staff may request that the visitor leave her/his seat at a gaming machine or at a gaming table for the benefit of another visitor who intends to play.
4.9 Casino Cosmopol has the right to deny access to the casino to anyone who:
a) cannot be identified;
b) gives the impression that she/he may disrupt order within the casino, fail to heed the instructions of the staff, or interfere with a game or the manner in which the games are to be conducted;
c) has intentionally violated or gives the impression of disrespecting the law, Casino Cosmopol’s House Rules, or the rules of play, or who in any way – in words or deeds – treats other visitors or staff in an abusive manner, or fails to respect the instructions of Casino Cosmopol’s staff;
d) has voluntarily entered an agreement prohibiting or restricting her/his right to visit the casino, or who has chosen to activate a suspension via spelpaus.se and subsequently breaches the prohibition/restriction;
e) has an unpaid debt to Casino Cosmopol that is due for payment;
f) is subject to a prohibition against visiting the casino issued by Casino Cosmopol, and/or
g) is not dressed in appropriate clothing, according to Casino Cosmopol’s Clothing Policy.
h) refuses to participate in security screening (metal detection) without reasonable grounds. Casino Cosmopol may also refuse access to the casino without explanation, if special circumstances so require.
4.10 Casino Cosmopol offers an action program to prevent problems with excessive gaming/gambling and can conclude personal agreements with visitors that prohibit or restrict their right to visit the casino. The same applies to Svenska Spel’s games. On www.svenskaspel.se, the visitor can conclude personal agreements to block her/his poker account or block to block her/himself from all Svenska Spel games. The establishment of an agreement can be arranged by casino staff and by Svenska Spel’s Customer Service, available at 0770-11 11 11.
It is also possible to suspend one’s online access to all licenced games in Sweden via spelpaus.se. This service is provided by the Swedish Gambling Authority. Please note that a suspension registered in spelpaus.se means that the suspended person will no longer have access to the casino, regardless of the purpose of the visit.
4.11 Visitors are expected to collaborate with Casino Cosmopol to make it easy for everyone to follow the House Rules and the rules of play.
4.12 Violations of the law, Casino Cosmopol’s House Rules, or the rules of play and/or failure to follow instructions from the casino staff entitle Casino Cosmopol to escort the visitor from the casino without refunding the entrance fee. Casino Cosmopol does not refund food, drink, etc. that cannot be consumed because a visitor is turned away under this rule.
5. Separation of parts of the casino
Casino Cosmopol may separate parts of the casino for high stakes games. Only people who are participating in these games have access to these parts of the casino. Casino Cosmopol has the right to refuse access to these parts of the casino without explanation.
6. Closed Circuit Television System – CCTV
6.1 Casino Cosmopol uses CCTV to monitor and control the premises and all games. Visitors to the casino are thus subject to video surveillance.
6.2 Recorded surveillance footage is confidential. Only people authorised by Casino Cosmopol are entitled to access the recordings.
7. Complaints and disputes
7.1 Visitors to the casino have the opportunity to lodge a written complaint with Casino Cosmopol if they feel that they have been mistreated or were otherwise dissatisfied with some circumstance or situation inside the casino.
7.2 Casino Cosmopol shall primarily endeavour to resolve disputes locally in each casino. If this is not possible, the dispute shall alternatively be referred to the committee at Casino Cosmopol’s head office, which has specifically designated responsibility for the handling of disputes.
7.3 Visitors can also contact the National Board for Consumer Disputes – ARN (www.arn.se or ARN, Box 174, SE-101 23 Stockholm) to have a dispute examined. A decision issued by ARN is a recommendation to the parties on how the dispute should be resolved. A visitor to the casino can also use the EU’s online dispute resolution platform (ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr) to get help if a dispute arises.
7.4 A visitor can always turn to the general courts to have a dispute examined.
8.1 These House Rules replace previous House Rules and apply from 2021-03-01.
8.2 These House Rules can be obtained on request and are also available at the casino reception desk. Rules of play can be obtained through information stations set up on the casino premises. Both the House Rules and the rules of play are also available on www.casinocosmopol.se.
8.3 Casino Cosmopol has the right to decide on temporary supplementary rules to these House Rules, which in such cases are clarified at the casino and on the website. Violation of such temporary supplementary rules is handled in the same way as violations of the normal House Rules.
8.4 The House Rules are drawn up in a Swedish and an English version. Should there be a discrepancy between the versions, the Swedish version shall take precedence.
Casino Cosmopol’s House Rules (last revised 21-03-01).