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Land Based and Online Casinos’ Status in Switzerland

Gambling was always extremely popular on the territory of Switzerland, whether banned or fully legalized. Only in 1993 gambling became a legal activity and now country has up to 20 land based casinos that offer fair gaming and a great selection of classic games. The oldest Swiss casino is believed to be Casino Barriere de Montreux that is located over Lake Geneva and was built in 1881.

Well-known and popular top Swiss casinos in Switzerland, are located in these countries: Baden, Bern, Lucerne, Lugano, Montreux and much more. All gambling licenses are issued by the Swiss Federal Council making this market very well regulated.

Online gambling in Switzerland is still illegal but allows participating in this activity by using foreign platforms. Today, there is a proposed law that aims at legalizing online gambling market, but in any case, it won’t be ratified before 2019. Until this happens, the only way to enjoy gambling is to play at registered brick and mortar facilities or on foreign online gambling websites.

Top Swiss casinos can be found not only in big cities but small tourist resorts as well. They are open seven days a week since afternoon until morning and accept players who are older than 18 years old. The biggest gambling city in this country is Mendrisio, with one casino that has 24 table games and up to 340 slot and video poker gaming machines; the biggest Swiss casino is located in Zurich – Swiss-Casino Zurich. This facility has six poker tables, 400 gaming machines, and 26 table games. Visiting one of the biggest casinos, gamblers have a chance to win famous Swiss Jackpot, that is Europe’s biggest tax-free money prize.

Gaming activity in Switzerland differentiates two kinds of games: arcade and gamble activities. The latter type can be played only in casinos. Switzerland is an attractive spot in Europe to try your luck and enjoy best classic games.

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Best gaming facilities in modern Switzerland

Today, Switzerland is famous thanks to skiing, amazing chocolate, and a strict banking system. Also, the country is full of avid gamblers who have the chance to enjoy such classic games as roulette, baccarat, poker, and blackjack at the best European facilities located in Switzerland. Moreover, the annual Swiss Open Poker Championship attracts professional players not only from its own country but also from Germany, Italy, and France. Well-known Swiss Jackpot is offered in Bern, Baden, Lucerne, Basel and St. Gallen.

Around 20 Swiss cities have their own casinos today and inviting visitors not only from their own country but neighboring ones as well. Nowadays, the highest land-based casino density index belongs to Switzerland. Don’t forget to visit one of the best Swiss casinos while on vacation.

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