Simon’s Guide to Switzerland Gambling & Online Betting Sites

This is a picture Casino Lugano, the second biggest gambling establishments of Switzerland. Under the picture you can read about gambling, online gambling, laws, regulations, and info about the legal status of bingo, lottery, poker, sports betting and bitcoin gambling in the Swiss Confederation.

Switzerland Gambling Guide

Summary: Gambling is legal in Switzerland since 1923 (officially the Swiss Confederation, the richest country of Europe and one of the richest countries in the world, not a member of the EU, has a population of 8.6 million).

Online gambling is legal in Sweden since 2019.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Switzerland by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in Switzerland - click to expand

1874 – The first legislation on gambling formed part of the Swiss Federal Constitution of 1874.

1881 – The oldest casino in Switzerland is the Casino Barriere de Montreux located at Lake Geneva, built in 1881, it is still in operation today.

1921 – Gambling was officially banned in Switzerland in 1921.

1923 – Lottery was relegalized in 1923 with the Act on Lotteries and Commercial Betting.

1993 – Gambling was partially relegalized, the new legislation did not overturn the ban completely, it only permitted limited-stakes casino gambling.

1998 – The 1998 Federal Act on Games of Chance and Casinos added a casino referendum to the Swiss Constitution. This marked the beginning of the relegalization of casinos.

2000 – Gambling was fully relegalized, restrictions were relaxed. The gambling industry started its rapid growth after the relegalization.

2019 – Online gambling was legalized in Switzerland for the first time (in 2018, effective 2019).

Gambling is legal in Switzerland, since 1923. However, between 1923 and 1993 only lottery was legal, and gambling was only fully relegalized in 2000.

The Federal Act on Gambling1, is the main piece of the gambling legislation, and the other main act is the Federal Act on Lotteries and Commercial Betting2, which regulates betting, lottery and lottery like games.

Switzerland is nowadays a gambling hub, and the country has 21 casinos, which attract visitors from nearby countries regularly.

Online gambling is also legal in Switzerland, since 2019 (legalized via a 2018 amendment to the Federal Act on Games of Chance, effective from 2019).

/Comment: The canton lotteries were exempt from this. The two licensed Swiss lottery providers were allowed to offer their lottery and lottery like games online, even prior to 2019 (basically from 2000, since the full relegalization of gambling)./

In 2018 most forms of online gambling were legalized, and since 2019 it’s possible for private companies to acquire a Swedish online gambling licence and accept players from Switzerland legally (you can see these licensed gambling websites below).

Prior to the legalization, placing bets on unlicensed gambling websites was a huge problem and rampant in Switzerland, and the government could not effectively block such sites for legal reasons.

This legalization is in line with trends across the Europe Union (e.g.: both Germany and France recently fully or partially legalized online gambling and created a licensing process for private companies).

Even though Switzerland is not a member of the EU proper, it is a member of the Eurozone and it is integrated into the European Economic Area – EEA. Therefore, there is a clear trend towards convergence and harmonization of the regulation of cross country activities, e.g.: online gambling.

Switzerland now has almost all the characteristics of the typical European gambling framework, which are the following:

  • open to private investors, so called ‘liberalized’ gambling market, with a licensing system in line with the EU directive on the freedom of competition, free flow of services within the European Economic Area (according to TFEU article 563, and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC), almost, sports betting is still a state monopoly, not typical of EU countries
  • high gambling tax rates (compared to non-European countries), 40% – 80%, extremely high progressive gambling tax rate, even by European standards
  • unlicensed online gambling website are blocked, but players who visit them (mostly by accident) are not prosecuted
  • all the main forms of online gambling are legal, but only the Swiss online casino gambling and digital poker sectors are open to private investors
  • lottery and lottery-like games are a state monopoly (online versions as well), monopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande, sports betting and online sports betting are part of their monopoly as well

 

Since 2019 unlicensed internet gambling platforms are not only blocked, but financial institutions are also instructed to stop financial transactions to and from these unlicensed wagering platforms and their offshore bank accounts4.

/Comment: It’s only on a voluntary basis, the government asked the financial institutions’ cooperation on this matter. It is not known how many of them actually do cooperate, if you know please let me know in the comments section below, thank you, there is no info about it online anywhere./

Only licensed online gambling websites with a Swiss gambling licence can accept players from Switzerland.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Switzerland below.

 

Can tourists play online from Switzerland? 

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Swiss citizens, and does not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely. However, unlicensed foreign gambling websites will be blocked by the internet service providers, and won’t be accessible, while you are using the Switzerland internet infrastructure.

 

Betting on blood sports in Switzerland

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty, and are illegal in Switzerland. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

Despite it being a regional casino hub, Switzerland has more to offer than its casino hotels. If you are thinking about visiting Switzerland (and if you have the budget for it, it’s a very expensive country) watch the following travel video to see what the country has to offer to tourists:

/Comment: Switzerland is a very expensive country, and it’s very bad value for money IMO, I certainly can’t recommend it, when there are so many significantly better tourists destinations.

Most people who visit the country (and 100% of people from Eastern Europe, where I live) go there for work, for the famously high wages, not to spend atrocious amounts of money on a cold, landlocked country. Not a good tourist destination./

 

 

Switzerland gambling licenses

Gambling licenses are issued by the Swiss Federal Gaming Board (SFGB). You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in Switzerland. Their website is not available in English (only available in Italian, German and French).

The lottery is controlled separately by the Intercantonal Lotteries and Betting Board or ‘Comlot’. The Comlot was established by the cantons in 2006.

The number of casino licenses is capped at 21. And the upper limit of online casino licenses is also 21. Currently, all 21 land-based licenses are in use, and at the time of writing 11 online casinos licenses have been issued.

Theoretically, lottery is not a duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande, and private companies can apply for a regional lottery license, but in reality, lottery licenses so far were not issued to anyone not connected to Swisslos and Loterie Romande.

There are two types of gambling licenses in Switzerland:

  • lottery license (regulated by the Federal Act on Lotteries and Commercial Betting, for regional lottery and betting, issued by the Intercantonal Lotteries and Betting Board, no online betting or lottery, that is a state monopoly)
  • casino licence (for brick & mortar casino gambling and with an extension, for online casinos games as well).

 

There are two types of casino licences:

  • Casino licence A, Grand casinos: the maximum stake per game can exceed CHF 25, no limit on the number of  tables and gaming machines, progressive jackpots allowed
  • Casino licence B, Spa, resort casino licence: only 3 tables, the maximum stake per game must not exceed CHF 25, no progressive jackpots

 

/Comment: Casino licence B is very similar to a slot hall license in other countries, but instead of restricting the types of activities, the amount per stake is capped instead, there are no slot hall licenses in Switzerland./

To get an online casinos licence a company needs to have a brick & mortar casino (splielbank) license, A or B, doesn’t matter. They need to apply for an extension of that license, that is how a company one can acquire an online casino licence.

Casino concession licenses are are not transferable.

However, it’s possible to have a joint venture with a company that has a Swiss land-based casino license. Because all the 21 land-based gambling licenses are taken, the only way foreign online gambling companies can enter the Swiss market legally, at this point, is by partnering with existing Swiss casino companies (e.g.: Oryx Gaming partnered with Grand Casino Luzern).

Licenses are used to be valid for 20 years, but since 2018 they re only valid for 6 years.

The current system is criticized by the EU, because it makes it difficult for foreign online gambling companies to enter the market, and sports betting and bingo are still the monopoly of the state (and lottery is de facto a duopoly). The online casino licensing requirements are actually very similar that of Hungary, which is also often criticized by the EU.

Licensing fees and requirements can be found on the webpage of the Swiss Federal Gaming Board.

 

Switzerland gambling tax

The following are the gambling tax rates in Switzerland:

Switzerland gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate: Tax base:
Land-based gambling tax 40% up to CHF 10 million per tax year.

For every additional million francs, the tax rate is increased by 0.5% up to a maximum of 80%.

gross gambling revenue
Online gambling tax  20% up to CHF 3 million.

For every additional million francs, the tax rate is increased by 0.5% up to a maximum of 80%.

gross gambling revenue

The tax rate in Switzerland is the second highest in all of Europe (it’s the highest in France, where the gambling tax rate can literally reach 100% in certain rare cases), it’s a progressive tax system.

This is on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax, which is between 11.9% and 21.6%). Gambling is VAT exempt.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings: Winnings from land-based gambling establishments within Switzerland are tax-exempt.

Gambling winnings from licensed online gambling platforms up to CHF 1 million (€954 K) are also tax exempt.

Gambling winnings from unlicensed online casinos or from casinos in other countries are subject to personal income tax.

Winnings from small stake gambling organized by the regional authority (canton) are tax exempt.

Winnings from lottery, skill games, raffles, and other lottery like games, organized as part of a a sales promotion, are tax exempt up to CHF 1000 (€ 953) total, per tax year.

 

Gambling age Switzerland: the legal gambling age in Switzerland is 18+, except casinos in Graubünden canton, which are 21+

 

Other:

Fantasy football and sports betting are not yet regulated in Switzerland.

Loot boxes (and gambling functionality involving other forms of digital merchandise e.g.: skins, weapons, achievements, items, houses etc…) are considered gambling if5:

  • they were bought for real money, and are not “achievement” based (“achievement”: awarded for playing the game in a specific way, and/or for a specific time)
  • if the loot boxes contain virtual currencies (that can be traded, or exchanged for real money using third-party websites)
  • if they can be traded or sold outside of the game, on third-party websites, for real money
  • if they can be resold for money within the game’s store

 

In these cases a gambling license would be needed, and sans a gambling license (an online casinos licence to be specific) these websites and online games could be blocked in Switzerland. Despite this, so far, no legal action was taken against video games companies, even though it’s obvious that most major loot box and skin gambling systems fulfill at least one of these criteria.

Social gambling is not regulated in Switzerland, the small stakes gambling mentioned above is not applicable to social gambling.

 

Sources and main pieces of the Switzerland gambling legislation:

1Fedlex – Die Publikationsplattform des Bundesrechts – Bundesgesetz über Geldspiele (German)

2The Federal Council of the Swiss Government – Bundesgesetz vom 8. Juni 1923 betreffend die Lotterien und die gewerbsmässigen Wetten (German only)

3Lex Europe – Article 56 TFEU

4Sweden to Start Blocking Payments Associated with Unlicensed Gaming  Operators

5Lexology – Lootboxes and Skin Gambling in Swiss Gambling Law

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Switzerland

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Swiss Confederation. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Switzerland, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
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You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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Promotions:
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

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  • Free spins every day for returning players
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You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
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  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
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  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
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Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Switzerland

Casinos in Switzerland: legal since 1998, operators require a licence

Online casino gambling in Switzerland: legal since 2019, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Switzerland since 1998 (but casino venues, which existed prior to the 1921 gambling ban were allowed to continue to operate, but no new casinos opened prior to 1998).

The maximum number of casino licences, which can be issued are 21, and all 21 licenses have been issued. With 21 casinos currently in operation, Switzerland has one of the highest casino per capita ratio in the world*.

Until the government increases the limit, no new casino gambling establishments can open.

There are two markedly different types of casinos in Switzerland, these are:

Switzerland types of casinos
Type: Name: Description: Amount:
A Grand casinos
  • the maximum stake per game can exceed CHF 25
  • no limit on the number of tables and gaming machines
  • progressive jackpots allowed
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B Resort, spa casinos (similar to slot halls in other countries):
  • only 3 tables
  • the maximum stake per game must not exceed CHF 25
  • no progressive jackpots

/Comment: Usually, rules depend on the canton in which the casino is located./

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Here is a list of all the Swiss casinos and what type of licence they have:

List of casinos in Switzerland
Name: Location: Licence Type:
Grand Casino Luzern AG Luzern A
Casino Interlaken AG Interlaken B
Grand Casino Baden AG Baden A
Grand Casino Kursaal Bern Bern A
Société du Casino de Crans-Montana SA Crans-Montana B
Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen Schaffhausen B
Casinò Admiral SA (Mendrisio) Mendrisio B
Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon-Lake Zurich Pfaffikon B
Casino Davos AG Davos B
Casinò Lugano SA Lugano A
Casino du Jura SA (Courrendlin) Courrendlin B
Casino St. Moritz AG St. Moritz B
Casino Bad Ragaz AG Bad Ragaz B
Casino de Montreux SA Montreux A
Société Fribourgeoise d’Animation Touristique SA (Granges-Paccot) Ganges-Paccot B
Casino du Lac Meyrin SA Meyrin A
Casinò Locarno SA Locarno B
Airport Casino Basel AG, Basel Basel A
Swiss Casinos St. Gallen St. Gallen A
Swiss Casinos Zurich Zurich A
Casino Neuchâtel SA Neuchatel B

/You can find all the casinos of Switzerland on this page, with address, opening hours, video of each venue, entrance fee, review analysis, number and types of games, poker info etc…/

There is usually only one casino per canton. And only 19 of the 26 cantons have legalized casinos so far (at the time of writing).

There are no slot halls in Switzerland, there are no separate licenses for slot halls or electronic casinos, the  closest thing to a slot hall is a type B casino, which requires the usual casino licence.

Online casinos are also legal in Switzerland since 2019.

Only private companies, which operate a a brick & mortar casino can apply for a licence extension and operate a digital casino gambling platform.

There are currently, at the time of writing, 11 Swiss casinos, which applied for an online casino license extension.Many of these casinos do not utilize their licenses themselves, instead, they entered into partnerships with foreign companies (e.g.: Oryx Gaming partnered with Grand Casino Luzern). This is the only was foreign companies can acquire Swiss online casino licenses.

Ever since the legalization of online gambling, unlicensed online casino websites are blocked by ISPs in the country. Players who visit such websites are not prosecuted, but it’s still illegal, we do not recommend it.

Additionally, finical institutions can sometimes block transactions to and from these rouge casino websites. You can see the licensed online casinos below.

The online casinos below accept players from Switzerland.

Online casinos, which accept players from Switzerland - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Switzerland:

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

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You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the Switzerland.

*Source: Gambling and Gambling Addiction in Switzerland

 

Bingo in Switzerland

Bingo halls in Switzerland: legal since 1923, operators require a licence

Online Bingo in Switzerland: legal, monopoly of state-run Swisslos

 

Bingo is legal in Switzerland since 1923.

Bingo is considered a lottery like game, and as such it is regulated by Bundesgesetz vom 8. Juni 1923 betreffend die Lotterien und die gewerbsmässigen Wetten (Lottery Act).

Bingo is not restricted to the two state owned gambling companies Swisslos and Loterie Romande. Private companies can apply for a cantonal lottery licence, and organize bingo games as well.

Bingo events in Switzerland are only permitted with a licence from the Intercantonal Lotteries and Betting Board (a.k.a. ‘Comlot’).

Bingo games must be regional, small scale, restricted to one canton, and can not be conducted online.

Therefore, the operation of commercial bingo halls is not possible in Switzerland (and there aren’t any, bingo is usually organized as secondary activity, side gig by businesses, or it conducted by non-profits or a local community).

The licensed casinos can also host bingo games. E.g.: Casino Zurich (part of the Swiss Casinos network) bingo nights are held on a regular basis for slot coupons, real money and other sorts of smaller prizes, coupons.

Online bingo is also legal.

However, online bingo is the monopoly of Swisslos, one of the two legal and licensed lottery providers in the country.

This situation remained unchanged even after the 2019 amendment to the Gambling Act. Swisslos has bingo on its online platform.

Unlicensed bingo websites are blocked. Playing on unlicensed foreign online bingo platforms is illegal.

The following bingo websites accept players from Switzerland:

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Switzerland - click to see

The following online gambling websites have live bingo and accept players from Switzerland:

Swisslos, it’s a monopoly

 

Poker in Switzerland

Poker halls in Switzerland: legal since 1993, operators require a licence

Online poker in Switzerland: legal since 2019, operators require a licence

 

Poker is legal in Switzerland, since 1993.

The new gambling legislation enacted in Switzerland in 1993 sorted games into two categories: games of pure chance and games of chance and skill, it was not clear in the begging which category poker will be put into..

In 2007 the Federal Gaming Board ruled that poker is a game of skill and chance, ending the debate. And as a result, from 2007 until 2010 poker tournaments could be held outside of casinos with permission from the authorities of the local0 canton.

After the 2007 ruling de facto poker clubs started popping-up all around the country to take advantage of this and the game quickly became very popular.

UPDATE: However, in 2010 the authorities reversed their stance on poker, with a supreme court decision. They reclassified all forms of poker as a game of chance. This marked the end of the blossoming poker scene in the country and forced the game back into the Swiss casinos.

/Comment: This was partially the work of the casino lobby and partially because uncontrollable spread of poker clubs in 2010.

In reality, poker exists both asa banking games and non-banking games. Banking poker is clearly a games of chance (when you play against the dealer in a casino) and non-banking poker (when you play against other players, a tournament or cash game) is clearly a game of skill and chance.

This the typical when bureaucrats, who don’t even know how to play poker make laws about it. And I don’t care how many degrees, doctorates or work experience they have, if someone doesn’t even know how to play poker, they shouldn’t be allowed to make poker laws, otherwise this is what happens./

Online poker is also legal since 2019.

Online poker is legal with an online casino licence (casino licence with and online gambling extension).

Because of the high gambling tax rates associated with the casino licenses, none of the big poker networks have Swiss gambling licenses and are unavailable to Switzerland players. There are actually very few online gambling websites, which accept players from Switzerland and also have a poker section.

The online poker sites below accept players from Switzerland.

Poker websites, which accept players from Switzerland. - click to see

The following online poker websites accept players from Switzerland:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

*Source: Swissinfo – Poker boom forces cantons’ hand

 

Sports betting in Switzerland

Bookmakers, betting shops in Switzerland: legal since 1923, monopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande

Online sports betting in Switzerland: legal, monopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande

 

Sports betting is legal in Switzerland.

Technically, sports betting has been prohibited by the Federal Act on Lotteries and Commercial Betting, since 1923. The new 2018 Geldspielgesetz reaffirmed this status quo.

However, the state owned lottery companies Swisslos, and Loterie Romande are allowed to conduct large scale sports betting despite this; they are an exception.

Their main sports betting activities are: Sporttip, organized by the Basel-based Swisslos and Loterie Romande offers pari-mutuel betting on horse races in the French speaking part of the country.

Online sports betting is legal too, and both Swisslos and Loterie Romande conduct sports betting on their digital platforms.

Even though technically it’s not possible for private companies to acquire sports betting licenses in Switzerland, some companies manage to get around this the following way:

  1. They get a Swiss online casino licence
  2. They operate for years without issues
  3. They make their Swiss players sign obscure, convoluted terms and conditions pages, which have lines like : “I’m responsible for the legality of the gambling activity I’m partaking in”, “I’m fully responsible for the legal consequences of the gambling and betting I’m undertaking on this digital platform”, or similar, to indemnify themselves from any possible future legal action.
  4. They add a sportsbook later down the line, after some years.
  5. They allow their Swiss punters to place bets on sports in this new sports betting section (the sports betting section is licensed and housed on servers in offshore Caribbean countries usually).
  6. They funnel the sports betting revenue through an offshore company, and report it as casino gambling activity, and pay taxes on it via the company licensed in Switzerland.

 

And through this legal acrobatics these online sportsbooks can allow punters from Switzerland to place bets on their digital platforms, despite this being illegal, to the best of my understanding.

These digital bookmakers are not blocked, and it is uncertain if the government is aware of this or not.

/Comment: Maybe the government is aware of it, but because they pay their fair share of taxes they turn a blind eye, similarly to how it works in Russia, after all, if they blocked them, people would just simply go and use another unlicensed platform, at least these ones pay taxes.

Obviously these sort of deals are behind closed doors and they are not announced to the world. Therefore, I can only make an educated guess as to what is possibly going on in the background, behind the scenes, take it with a grain of salt./

Using unlicensed digital bookmakers is illegal, but punters are not prosecuted for it.

The following online sportsbooks below accept bettors from Switzerland.

Online bookmakers, which accept punters from Switzerland - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from the Swiss Confederation:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Lottery in Switzerland

Lottery in Switzerland: legal since 1923, monopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande

Online lottery in Switzerland: legal, monopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande

 

Lottery is legal in Switzerland. It was the first form of gambling, which was legalized in 1923. And between 1923 and 1993 lottery and lottery like games were the only forms of gambling, which were legal.

According to the Federal Act on Lotteries and Commercial Betting, lottery on a national level is illegal. However, there is a loophole, individual cantons are given the autonomy to establish local lotteries or grant non-transferable licenses for lotteries to operate.

The two companies, Swisslos and Loterie Romande offer their games in all cantons, making lottery, lottery like games and online lottery a de facto duopoly in Switzerland. Both of them joined Euro Millions in 2004, and both have online platforms as well.

However, technically, lottery is not restricted to these two companies, and private companies can theoretically apply for a licence as well in each canton (although no license was ever issued, which was not connected to these two companies, to the best of my knowledge).

The lottery is not controlled by the Swiss Federal Gaming Board, which controls every other type of gambling. Instead, it is regulated separately by the Intercantonal Lotteries and Betting Board or ‘Comlot’. The Comlot was established by the cantons in 2006.

Online lottery is also legal in Switzerland.

The duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande apply to online lottery as well.

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Switzerland - click to see:

The following internet lottery sites allow players from Switzerland to purchase lottery tickets online:

duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande

 

Bitcoin gambling in Switzerland

Cryptocurrency wagering in Switzerland: not specifically regulated

 

Cryptocurrencies are legal in the country, they are taxable and are accepted as payment in some context. Even cryptocurrency exchanges are legal and regulated in Switzerland. Therefore, it might comes as a surprise that bitcoin gambling is entirely unregulated, not even by the new 2018 Gambling Act.

A report on virtual currencies released by the Swiss Federal Council stated that bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum and other virtual currencies are not in a legal vacuum, meaning that current laws apply to crypto transactions*.

Does this mean that licensed Swiss gambling companies can accept bitcoin?

Perhaps. There is no official answer to this for now.

At the very least it’s not illegal. What further supports this is that some of the licensed online casinos, which accept players from Switzerland (you can see them below) accept bitcoin, litecoin, bitcoincash, ripple and ethereum as well, through the various payment processors they work with (look for Skrill or Netteller among the payment options).

However, what does not support this interoperation is that none of the land-based casinos in Switzerland accept crypto, and none of the gambling platforms of Swisslos and Loterie Romande accept crypto coins.

The following bitcoin casinos below accept players from Switzerland.

Online casinos, which accept cryptocurrency and players from Switzerland - click to see

The following internet casino sites accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple and accept players from the Swiss Confederation:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

*Source: Federal Council report on virtual currencies in response to the Schwaab (13.3687) and Weibel (13.4070) postulates

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. Especially if you are from Switzerland or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Switzerland internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Switzerland. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Switzerland?

Yes, gambling is legal in Switzerland since 1923 (technically the first written record of legal gambling is from 1874 (the Constitution of the Swiss Confederation 1874), but afterwards, gambling was banned, and the modern period of continuously legal gambling is from 1923, but most forms of gambling are only legal since 1993).

Is online gambling legal in Switzerland?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Switzerland since 2019.

Is online bingo legal in Switzerland?

Yes, online bingo is legal in Switzerland.

Is online poker legal in Switzerland?

Yes, online poker is legal in Switzerland since 2019. It is considered a form of casino gambling, and therefore only companies with an online casino licence can conduct poker games over the internet.

Is online sports betting legal in Switzerland?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in Switzerland. It is a duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande.

Is online lottery legal in Switzerland?

Online lottery is legal in Switzerland. It is a duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Switzerland?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Switzerland. You can place bets using virtual currencies on the platforms of foreign gambling platforms with a Switzerland licence. They accept virtual currencies through the various payment processors they work with.

Can you play online from Switzerland?

Yes, you can play online from Switzerland on online gambling websites with a Switzerland online gambling licence. You can see a list of these platforms on this page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Switzerland?

Yes, you can play bingo over the internet from Switzerland, on licensed digital bingo platforms. You can see a list of these websites on this page.

Can you play poker online from Switzerland?

Yes, you can play poker over the internet from Switzerland using the poker networks or apps listed on this page.

Can you bet on sports online from Switzerland?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Switzerland with the digital bookmakers mentioned on this page.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Switzerland?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online from Switzerland on the lottery platforms listed on this page.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Switzerland?

Yes, some of the licensed Switzerland online gambling websites accept cryptocurrencies through their various payment processors. You can find them on this page.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Switzerland?

Only licensed electronic gambling websites can accept players from Switzerland. You can see a list of licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Switzerland?

You can use any of the mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Switzerland?

Online bingo is a monopoly of Swisslos.

Which online poker website accepts players from Switzerland?

The following digital poker networks accept players from Switzerland.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Switzerland?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites above accept punters from Switzerland.

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Switzerland?

Lottery is a duopoly of Swisslos and Loterie Romande.

Which internet gambling platforms have a Switzerland license?

The digital platforms on this site all have Switzerland gambling licences, and accept players from the country.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Switzerland?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in Switzerland section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from Switzerland.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world, with interactive map.

 

Last updated: 2022-04-20

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