Interested in doing a little gambling during your visit in Stockholm? Many bars and nightclubs in town will have a blackjack or roulette table, but Stockholm has only one true casino, called Casino Cosmopol. It is located in the downtown area, a stone's throw from the train station. The casino is state-owned and all profits go to the state treasury. If you go to Casino Cosmopol expecting Bondesque jet-setters, scantily clad showgirls and free drinks at the gambling tables then you will be a little disappointed. However, if you are a gamblin' man then this is the place to be! There is a wide-range of games and tables. Here you will find slot machines, poker, blackjack, roulette, poker tournaments and much more. I'm not much of a gambler, but I've been there a few times and had a good time! The building itself is quite spectacular with a long and interesting history. There is a nice restaurant there as well as a couple of bars and they do have entertainment, especially on the weekends, in the form of live music. The casino does offer special packages that include admission, a meal and an introduction to the games. You will find bank machines as well as a money exchange office inside the premises. The casino is open every day between 1pm and 5am (year round).
Some good things to know before going to the casino: The entrance fee is 30 SEK and you must be at least 20 years of age. Foreign guests are required to have their passport with them, Swedish guests need to have photo i.d. and all guests are registered and photographed before entering for security reasons. While there is no dress code, the casino prefers that their guests dress smartly (no jeans with holes, etc;). Mobile phones must be switched off when around the game tables (no cameras allowed in that area as well). The closest subway station is T-Centralen(all lines). To get there from the Rival Hotel, just take the subway (red line) from Mariatorget to T-Centralen.