Kicking off the new year on the 1st of January, the Switzerland Money Gaming Act immediately was activated and allowed complete legal online gambling. For the first time in the country’s history, 21 land-based casinos across the country are finally given the go to allow online casino games and betting services. The 1st of July marked the successful launch of legal online gambling within this country under the new regiment. So far, everything seems to be working completely as expected.
The Swiss Federal Council has already awarded licenses to at least four of the 21 casinos in operation that are already being set to launch on the 21st of July. These casinos are named the Grand Casino Baden, Casino Davos, Grand Casino Luzern and the Casino Pfäffikon. These are known as the top casinos in the country. The leading one is Grand Casino Baden, that has managed to gain a consumer base of over 15,000 registered users during the time the new gambling laws have remained in effect.
To benefit from the acceptance of these new gambling laws, the casinos have already established a connection with well-known affiliates in order to market their services more effectively. These mainly include the top software providers in the whole world. Playtech and Evolution Gaming are among the first examples of Switzerland’s legal online gambling, partnering up with Casino Pfäffikon and Grand Casino Biden, respectively. iSoftbet has announced it has been given the authorization to establish a partnership with many well-known B2B content providers in the country.
In contrast to recent events, the Stars Group-owned PokerStars shut down its online services within the country in reaction to the new gambling regime earlier this year. They have always been known to avoid unregulated markets as they wish to keep their record clean and comply with the law. However, recent reports state that the massive poker brand will be looking for a potential partner in Switzerland very soon.