Simon’s Guide to Switzerland Online Casinos and Land-based Venues

This is a photo of front entrance of the building of Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon, photogrpahed from the outside, from the street, facing the front entrance gate. Casinos Pfäffikon is one of the 4 venues of the company Swiss Casinos (it operates the 4 biggest Switzerland casinos, you can read the details, address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, reviews of this venue below, in the casino list). On this page, under the picture, you can find a list of all terrestrial Swiss casinos, and slot halls with review analysis and videos, and you can find a list of licensed online casinos, which accept Switzerland players.

Switzerland Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Switzerland (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). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Switzerland, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Switzerland

Legal status of digital casinos in Switzerland: legal since 2019, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Switzerland since 2019, according to the Federal Act on Games of Chance1, which is also the main piece of the gambling legislation.

The Swiss online gambling legislation underwent a huge change in 2018, with the passing of the so called ‘Geldspielgesetz”, which directly translates to Money Gambling Act (but most commonly referred to as Federal Act on Games of Chance, passed in 2018, effective from 2019).

According to this new gambling act, for the first time ever in the history of the Swiss Confederation, online casino licenses are issued to private companies (only companies with an existing brick & mortar casino licence can apply for an online gambling extension, details can be found below, in the Switzerland casino section and in the online casino licensing section below).

Prior to the current situation, online gambling in general was illegal, and only exceptions were granted to the canton lottery companies: Swisslos and Loterie Romande.

In accordance with current law, the Swiss Federal Gaming Board is tasked with licencing, regulating and overseeing licensed online gambling companies in Switzerland (with the exception of the aforementioned lottery companies, which are regulated by the Intercantonal Lotteries and Betting Board, the ‘Comlot’).

A land-based casino licence is the prerequisite of a Swiss online gambling licence (much to the chagrin of the European Union, often criticized by the EU, but because Switzerland is not a member no sanctions were imposed). Only companies, which operate a brick & mortar casino can apply for a licence extension through a public concession. The maximum amount of online casino licenses that can be in use is currently capped at 21 (one per terrestrial casino licence).

At the time of writing at least 10 casinos have successfully applied for an online casino extension. Foreign companies registered and licensed in countries, which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA) can enter into partnerships with licensed Swiss casino companies (e.g.: Oryx Gaming partnered with Grand Casino Luzern2).

Because all brick & mortar casino licenses are taken (details can be found below, in the land-based Switzerland casino section, above the casino list), this is the only way foreign companies can:

  1. enter the Swiss market;
  2. operate licensed online casino platforms;
  3. and accept players from Switzerland legally.

 

Using unlicensed online casinos is illegal. 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 accounts3 (you can see some of the licensed casino websites below).

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

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. Therefore, there is a clear trend towards convergence and harmonization of the regulation of cross country activities, e.g.: online gambling.

As a result, Switzerland now has almost all the characteristics of the typical European online 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)
  • high gambling tax rates (compared to non-European countries), 20% – 80%, extremely high progressive digital 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

 

Interestingly, before the legalization of online casinos there was one online casino like website in Switzerland, which was a cross between a real online casino, and a strictly free to play platform.

Swiss Casinos (the biggest Swiss casino group, they operate 4 casinos) has created an online gambling website, where players could play various games without depositing any money.

Players couldn’t actually play for money, but Swiss Casinos offered various gifts in exchange for in-game coins, which you could win by playing. Gifts available included tickets to their brick and mortar casinos, slots vouchers and various coupons.

/Comment: These kinds of platforms are often called “social casinos”, and they abuse loopholes in the gambling legislation of a given country to offer casino gambling like services to the players. Most often they are active in countries, where online casino are illegal.

They often hand out prizes instead of real money (e.g.: iPhones, coupons, vouchers, in-game credits) but winning is tied to your performance in the casino games they have on the website (meaning, you have to play e.g.: slots and hit the jackpot to win, just like in a real casino, based on luck, not skill). It’s obviously gambling, just with extra hoops to jump through.

It’s surprising that Switzerland allowed such a platform to be operated openly by a big Swiss casino company, when they consider loot boxes (which are very similar) to be gambling. Maybe the reason why the company was allowed to get away with this, is because, as the rumors have it, their connections to the government, and their status as an established Swiss gambling company./

UPDATE: As soon as it became possible Swiss Casinos applied for an online casino extension. They were among the first companies to do so. They transformed their social casino platform into a real online casino, transferring all the free to play players they have accumulated over the years (after an extensive opt-in of course, for legal reasons), with the questionable method detailed above.

By scrolling below you can find a list of online casinos, which accept players from Switzerland.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Switzerland?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country. 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.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Switzerland: 

Online casino 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).

In order to qualify for an online casino extension you have to already be in possession of a brick & mortar casino license (license type A or B, both of them qualify, info about the casino licensing process, the casino types, requirements and fees can be found below, at the offline casino licensing section).

The number of online casino licenses is capped at 21, licenses are not transferable.

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.

Online casino licensing fees and requirements can be found on the webpage of the Swiss Federal Gaming Board.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Switzerland: 

The following are the gambling tax rates in Switzerland:

Switzerland gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate: Tax base:
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

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

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Switzerland: Gambling winnings from licensed online gambling platforms up to CHF 1 million (€954 K) are tax exempt.

Gambling winnings from unlicensed online casinos are subject to personal income tax.

 

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Age requirement of Switzerland online casinos: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of the Swiss online casino gambling legislation:

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

2Oryx Gaming – ORYX enters Switzerland with Grand Casino Luzern

3Sweden to Start Blocking Payments Associated with Unlicensed Gaming  Operators

4Lex Europe – Article 56 TFEU

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Switzerland

The following online gambling websites accept players from the 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. Thank you.

 

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Miami Club 18+

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USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

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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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:

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Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

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%

 

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

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

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  • 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:
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  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
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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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Land-based casinos in Switzerland

Legal status of casinos in Switzerland: legal since 1923, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Switzerland. They were actually legal as early as 1881. However, gambling was made illegal in 1921. Casinos, which were in operation prior to 1921 were allowed to remain open, but no new casino licenses were issued until 1998.

The 1998 Federal Act on Games of Chance and Casinos added a casino referendum to the Swiss Constitution. This meant that citizens of the cantons could directly vote on matters related to casinos and casino gambling from then on. This marked the beginning of the relegalization of casinos, and eventually the legalization of online casinos in 2018.

The oldest casino in Switzerland is the Casino Barriere de Montreux1, located at Lake Geneva, built in 1881, and it is still in operation today (owned by the French casino group Groupe Lucien Barrière).

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
10
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./

11

 

The number of casinos is limited to 21, and that limit has been reached. With 21 casinos in operation, Switzerland has one of the highest casino per capita ratio in the world2.

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

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

List of casinos in Switzerland
Name: Location: Canton: Licence Type: Company:
Grand Casino Luzern Luzern Luzern A Grand Casino Luzern AG
Casino Interlaken Interlaken Bern B Casino Interlaken AG
Grand Casino Baden Baden Canton of Baden A Grand Casino Baden AG (part of Casinos Austria)
Grand Casino Kursaal Bern Bern Bern A Grand Casino Kursaal Bern AG
Casino Crans-Montana Crans-Montana Valais B Société du Casino de Crans-Montana SA (part of Groupe Partouche)
Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen Schaffhausen Canton of Schaffhausen B Swiss Casinos Services AG
Casinò Admiral Mendrisio Mendrisio Ticino A Casinò Admiral AG
Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon-Lake Zurich Pfaffikon Zürich B
Casino Davos Davos Graubünden B Casino Davos AG
Casinò Lugano Lugano Canto of Lugano A Casinò Lugano SA
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
Casino Barrière Fribourg Fribourg Granges-Paccot B Société Fribourgeoise d’Animation Touristique SA (part of Groupe Lucien Barrière)
Casino du Lac de Genève Meyrin Geneva A Casino du Lac Meyrin SA (part of Groupe Partouche)
Casinò Locarno Locarno Ticino B Casinò Locarno SA
Grand Casino Basel Basel Basel-Stadt A Airport Casino Basel AG
Casino St. Gallen St. Gallen Sankt Gallen A Swiss Casinos Services AG
Swiss Casinos Zürich Zurich Canton of Zürich A Swiss Casinos Services AG
Casino de Neuchâtel Neuchatel B Casino Neuchâtel SA

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).

The biggest casino group in Switzerland is Swiss Casinos (offically Swiss Casinos Services AG), which operates 4 casinos in the country, these are:

  • Casino Pfäffikon
  • Casino St. Gallen
  • Casino Zürich
  • Casino Schaffhausen

 

The second biggest casino chain is the French Groupe Lucien Barrière, which operates 3 casinos:

  • Casino Barrière de Montreux
  • Casino Barrière Fribourg
  • Casino Barriere Courrendli

 

Casino Lugano is currently the biggest casino of Switzerland. You can see the details, address, opening hours and a video of each of these casinos in the list below.

Switzerland is officially a confederation made up of 20 cantons and 6 half-cantons. Casino gambling is regulated on a federal level, but cantons have to give their consent for a land-based casino to receive a licence in that canton.

The minimum age of entry varies between 18 and 21 by canton. Id is required to enter, and for tourists passport.

UPDATE 2022: Interestingly, the casino companies present on the Swiss market are not profitable since 2007, in fact, many have losses in the millions (millions of €), per month.

Even with the new legalization of online casinos many of the casinos remain in the red, due to the extremely high gambling tax rates, cost of workforce, licensing fees.

Additionally, many of them are heavily investing into an online casinos extension, which might not be paying of, now that there are more and more licensed Swiss online casino on the market.

It is expected that there will be some restructuring in the Swiss casino sector very soon.

You can find all the currently operating brick and mortar casinos in the list below.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Switzerland?

Yes, both locals and tourists can visit the casinos in Switzerland, unlike in some other countries (e.g.: in the entire Muslim world casinos are only available to the tourists, locals can not enter).

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Switzerland:

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

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).

 

Only 19 of the 26 cantons have legalized casinos so far (at the time of writing, see the table above for details and a list of cantons, which have legalized casinos).

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

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

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Switzerland:

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

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

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

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Switzerland: 18+, except casinos in Graubünden canton, which are 21+

 

Sources, main pieces of the land-based casino legislation in Switzerland:

1Far Out Magazine – Frank Zappa and Deep Purple: 50 years on from the Montreux Casino fire

2Gambling and Gambling Addiction in Switzerland

 

List of all the casinos in Switzerland

This is a list of all 21 casinos in Switzerland, with address, opening hours, number and types of games, dress code, entrance fee, reviews and a video of each gambling establishment, if one is available.

Update 2022: According to the decision of the Federal Council of December 17, 2021, a 2-G certificate (vaccinated, recovered) is required to enter the restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities. This also applies to casinos.

 Masks have to be worn by all including those who are vaccinated.

 

1., Casino Lugano
This is a picture of the building of Casino Lugano. This is the first, and opening element on this list of all Switzerland casinos. You can see the other gambling establishments below this one.. You can read about this casino gambling establishment to the right.

Casino Lugano

Casino Lugano, address: Via Stauffacher 1, 6900 Lugano

This is currently the biggest Swiss casino, both in terms of the number of machines and also gaming area. In operation since 1885 (only a casinos since 1912, before that it was a theater, Teatro Kursaal, the second oldest Swiss casino, also known as Casino Kursaal).

In 2020 Casinò Lugano has improved and expanded its gaming offer greatly.

It is a majority state owned casino, 67% owned by the Ticino Swiss canton (and 29% by Casinos Austria).

Accepted currencies: Euros and Swiss Francs.

 

Games: around 420 gaming machines (slots, video poker, good brands, most slots are from the 2010s, but they have many new slots too, good selection), and around 27 tables (7 American Roulette wheels, 3 French Roulette wheels, 3 Caribbean Stud Poker, 2 punto banco tables, 6 blackjack tables, 2 baccarat tables) + around 5 electronic roulette machines with at least 25 terminals

They have a poker section, types of poker played: 7 Card Stud, Pot Limit Omaha, Texas Hold’em, Telesina*. No info about the maximum capacity of the poker room, but it’s big, because the Swiss Poker Championship often takes place here. No info about the cash games online and there is no online tournament schedule.

The have a virtual horse racecourse as well, where you can bet on virtual races.

 

*Telesina explanation, how to play, video tutorial: It is a poker variant from Italy, based on five card stud poker, but instead of the standard 52 cards deck, it uses the so called 32 cards French poker deck.

If you want to learn to play Telesina watch the video tutorial below:

 

Video of Casino Lugano:

 

Opening hours: 12:00 – 04:00, daily, expect Friday – Saturday, 12:00 – 05:00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee anymore (used to have  a few € entrance fee in the past, discontinued during the pandemic)

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Swiss Casinos Zürich
This is a picture of Swiss Casinos Zürich's building with decorative Christmas lights covering the outside of the building. This is the second element on this list of Switzerland casinos. You can read more about this casino to the right of the picture.

Swiss Casinos Zürich

Swiss Casinos Zürich, address: Gessnerallee 3-5, Haus Ober, 8001 Zürich

Currently, Casino Zürich is the second largest casino of Switzerland, and this is the flagship casino of the largest casino group of the country, Swiss Casinos Services AG.

The Zürich venue is one of the least good looking of all the Swiss casinos.

/Comment: How it looks on the picture to the left, with the decorative Christmas lights is really not representative, usually it’s just an ugly concrete slab, it has no personality, no beauty, utilitarian. One would expect better from the biggest casino group of the richest country of Europe./

However, the interior of the casino is another story. You can see it on the video below.

You can also take a digital tour as well here.

 

Games: around 280 gaming machines (slots, video poker, good brands, most slots are from the 2010s, but they have many new slots too, good selection), and around 32 tables (7 American Roulette wheels, 6 blackjack tables, 1 punto banco, Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines with 32 terminals

They have a poker section. No info about the cash games online and there is no online tournament schedule.

 

Video of Swiss Casinos Zürich:

/Comment: Couldn’t find a better recent video sadly. It’s very cringy, I feel bad for the employees, who had to do this, it’s humiliating./

 

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 11.00 am – 4.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 11.00 am – 7.00 am

TABLE GAMES
Sunday to Thursday: 14.00 pm – 4.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 14.00 pm – 5.00 am
Punto Banco on demand

POKER CASH GAME
Closed until further notice.

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: free until 7:00 pm, CHF 10 per person from 7:00 pm

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., Casino Barriere de Montreux
This is a picture of the Swiss gambling establishment Casino Barriere de Montreux. You can read more about this casino to the right of the picture.

Casino Barriere de Montreux

Casino Barriere de Montreux, address: Rue du Théâtre 9, 1820 Montreux

This is the main Swiss casino of the Groupe Lucien Barrière company, which owns 3 casinos in Switzerland (and about 30 in France).

Casino Barriere de Montreux is the oddest casino of Switzerland, it opened in 1881.

Sadly, very little info is available of the games and the poker room of the casino online, what little I could collect you can find below.

 

Games: around 390 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 20 tables (8 Roulette wheels, 7 blackjack tables, an unknown number of poker tables) + electronic roulette machines

They have a poker section with around 4 tables. No info about the cash games online and there is no online tournament schedule.

 

Video of Casino Barriere de Montreux:

 

Opening hours:

Monday: 04:00pm – 03:00am
Tuesday: 04:00pm – 03:00am
Wednesday: 04:00pm – 03:00am
Thursday: 04:00pm – 03:00am
Friday: 04:00pm – 05:00am
Saturday: 04:00pm – 05:00am
Sunday: 04:00pm – 03:00am

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: smart casual, from the official website:

“Whatever your style, you’re always welcome at Casinos Barrière, as long as your clothing is appropriate (no vest tops, shorts, swimming costumes, etc.).”

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

4., Grand Casino Bern at Kursaal Hotel
This is a picture of Grand Casino Bern in the Swiss canton of Bern. You can read about this gaming venue on the right of the picture, including opening hours, address, a video, review, dress code, entrance fee..

Grand Casino Bern at Kursaal Hotel

Grand Casino Bern at Kursaal Hotel, address: Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern

One of the newer casinos of Switzerland, open since 2002. The casino is owned by Grand Casino Kursaal Bern AG.

The complex includes the four-star Swissôtel Kursaal Bern.

 

Games: around 290 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 20 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Diceball, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em + an unknown number of poker tables) + electronic roulette and blackjack machines

They have a poker section with around 4 tables (Omaha Poker, Texas Hold’Em Poker, WSOP Texas Hold’Em Bonus Poker). No info about the cash games online and there is no online tournament schedule.

 

Video of Grand Casino Bern at Kursaal Hotel:

 

Opening hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 12 noon–2 a.m.
Thursday: 12 noon–4 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 12 noon–5 a.m.

 

Table games available from 2 p.m.

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: casual, from the official website:

“It doesn’t always have to be black tie. Guests wearing casual clothing are welcome at the Grand Casino Bern. Between June and September, gentlemen are also welcome in smart shorts. The following applies to both men and women: the dress code does not permit flip-flops and tank tops.”

Entrance fee: CHF 10, but you will get a drink coupon of equivalent value in exchange (comment: be careful, alcohol lowers inhibition, proven to make people play more and risk more money, that’s why drink coupons and serving alcohol in casinos are illegal in many countries)

Meta review analysis: the casino gets stellar reviews, 4.5/5, this is the best rated Swiss casino

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

5., Grand Casino Baden at Kursaal Hotel
This is a picture of Grand Casino Baden, This is the fifth Swiss casino on this list, you can see the other elements above and below this one. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture.

Grand Casino Baden

Grand Casino Baden, address: Haselstrasse 2, 5400 Baden

Casino Baden is the flagship casino of Casinos Austria in Switzerland.

They used to have a so called gaming arena, which was a very interesting new approach to the casino experience, the latest trend in casinos.

A gaming arena combines high tech features (huge LED displayes, HD screens, livestreaming your results), disco atmosphere (live DJ, music, strobing lights) to create a group gambling experience that is also a party. Mostly aimed at they younger under 40 crowd.

/Comment: I personally find it loud and stressful, but I’m sure it has its fans. Can be fun in a group after a few beers, that sort of thing./

UPDATE 2022: However, they seem to have discontinued the gaming arena, for unknown reasons, it is no longer featured on the website. Probably it wasn’t popular enough, the clientele consist mostly of older people.

Casino Baden, in partnership with ORYX Gaming, operates an online casino platform as well.

 

Games: around 310 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mixed bag, above average selection), and around 20 tables (American Roulette, blackjack (RACE4ACE variant)*, Big Shot ( a variant of casino craps dice game), Easy Poker) + electronic roulette machines + Wheel of Fortune

They have a poker section with around 8 tables (Omaha Poker, Texas Hold’Em Poker, WSOP Texas Hold’Em Bonus Poker). You can find info about cash games and the online tournament schedule here (German only).

 

*RACE4ACE blackjack:  It’s regular blackjack with a unique side bet, you can read the rules here.

 

Video of Grand Casino Baden:

 

Opening hours:

SUN to THU 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 a.m
FRI to SAT 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m

Table game daily from 3 p.m

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: no info about it on their official website, I recommend smart causal, it’s a posh place

Entrance fee: CHF 10

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

6., Grand Casino Luzern
This is a picture of Grand Casino Luzern. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture.

Grand Casino Luzern

Grand Casino Luzern, address: Haldenstrasse 6, CH-6006 Luzern, Switzerland

The casino is located in the neo-baroque building of the Kursaal which was built in 1881.

They are part of the Casinuem party, shows, events circuit.

The casino is an average casino, with really old machines.

The casino is owned by Grand Casino Luzern AG, it is an independent casino not part of a bigger group.

Finnish gambling company Paf is a technology partner of the casino*.

Source: *Aboutpaf -Paf chosen as technology partner by Grand Casino Luzern, as Switzerland releases a handful of online licenses

 

Games: around 250 gaming machines (slots, video poker, really old machines, bad selection), and around 20 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Jassino*, Easy 3 Card Poker, Crazy Poker, baccarat) + electronic roulette machines

They have a poker section with 5 tables. You can find info about cash games and the online tournament schedule here.

 

*Jassino: A unique mix of the card game Jass and poker, you can read the rules here. Only played in Swiss casinos.

 

Video of Grand Casino Luzern:

/Comment: Very cringy video, obviously copying this bad idea from the Swiss Casinos group. I feel bad for the employees for having to go through this public humiliation./

Opening hours:

Monday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Tuesday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Wendsday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Thrusday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Friday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Saturday: 02:00pm to 4:00am
Sunday: 02:00pm to 4:00am

Table game daily from 3 p.m

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: From 4 pm admission to the gaming area costs CHF 10

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

7., Casino Interlaken
This is a picture of Casino Interlaken. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture.

Casino Interlaken

Casino Interlaken, address: Strandbadstrasse 44, 3800 Interlaken

The casino of the Interlaken holiday, camping, vacationing region of Switzerland.

/Comment: “Interlaken” means ‘in between lakes’, because it is located between the lakes Thuner and Brinzer./

This small Swiss casino is a very unique and interesting looking venue surrounded by beautiful nature, and has its own majestic garden-park (the Kursaal Park).

The casino partnered with the company Greentube to launch an online casino as well.

The casino is owned by Saarland-Spielbank GmbH..

 

Games: around 130 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 10 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino Interlaken:

 

Opening hours:

Slots, gaming machines:
Sonntag – Donnerstag 12:00 – 24:00 Uhr
Freitag – Samstag 12:00 – 03:00 Uhr

Live dealer games:

Sonntag – Donnerstag 20:00 – 24:00 Uhr
Freitag – Samstag 20:00 – 03:00 Uhr

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, from the official website:

“Although there is no dress code in the Casino Interlaken, we do ask that guests are dressed neatly.”

Entrance fee: CHF 5.00

All guests entering before 6.00pm receive a welcome drink voucher, of equivalent value (comment: be careful, alcohol lowers inhibition, proven to make people play more and risk more money, that’s why drink coupons and serving alcohol in casinos are illegal in many countries).

Visitors on holiday in the area receive free entry with their guest cards.

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

8., Casino de Crans-Montana
This is a picture of Casino de Crans-Montana. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture.

Casino de Crans-Montana

Casino de Crans-Montana, address: All. Katherine Mansfield 1, 3963 Crans-Montana

Casino de Crans-Montana (the ski resort casino) is IMO the ugliest casino in Switzerland. It looks like a low quality mall, the kind you see in the poorer section of cities, very ugly.

However, the situation inside is much better. Even though it is smaller casino, it still has everything you would expect from a casino. They also have a few age-old machines (mechanical slots from the 90s and early 2000s video slots) for nostalgia.

/Comment: I always like if a casino keeps a few mechanical slots and older but well maintained video slots around for nostalgia and tradition. I love it./

This casino is mostly visited by tourists and vacationers visiting the nearby ski resorts.

The casino is owned by Société du Casino de Crans-Montana SA., which is owned by the Partouche Group.

 

Games: around 125 gaming machines (slots, video poker, a few really old machines for nostalgia and mostly modern video slots form around 2015, although, not the best brands, and no really new futuristic 4D gaming machines, good selection), and around 6 tables (2 English Roulette, 2 blackjack, 2 Texas Hold’em, 1 Ultimate Poker) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino de Crans-Montana:

 

Opening hours: 17:00 – 01:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Entrance fee: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

9., Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen
This is a picture of Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture.

Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen

Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen, address: Herrenacker 7 8200 Schaffhausen

Casino Schaffhausen is part of the Swiss Casinos group.

It’s a smaller casino.

 

Games: around 130 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 8 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + 1 electronic roulette machine

 

Video of Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen:

 

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 pm – 2.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 12.00 pm – 4.00 am

Table games:

Monday to Sunday from 4.00 pm

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Entrance fee: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

10., Casinò Admiral Mendrisio
This is a picture of Casinò Admiral Mendrisio. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review and a video.

Casinò Admiral Mendrisio

Casinò Admiral Mendrisio, address: Via Angelo Maspoli 18, 6850 Mendrisio

Casino Mendrisio is the flagship casino of the Admiral Group (a subsidiary of Austrian gambling giant Novomatic), located right by the Fox Town Outlet Center.

It’s a large casino (by Swiss standards, medium by international standards) and the best looking gaming venue in Switzerland IMO.

The venue is located 5 minutes from the Italian border so expect a lot of Italian tourists.

The casino has 1,200 free parking spaces for patrons. Interestingly the casino only has an Italian website, very atypical for a Swiss casino.

 

Games: around 380 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 22 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Punto Banco, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Sic Bo) + 4 electronic roulette machines

They have a poker room as well (Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha), cash games every day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 am, but sadly there is no online tournament schedule.

 

Video of Casinò Admiral Mendrisio:

Couldn’t find a better video, if you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours:

Slot Machines: from Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 to 05:00
Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 07:00

Tables: from Sunday to Thursday from 13:00 to 05:00
Friday and Saturday from 13: 00 to 07:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, from the official website:

“Jacket and tie are not compulsory inside the casino. However, proper and appropriate clothing is required .”

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

11., Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon
This is a picture of Casino Pfäffikon. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review and a video.

Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon within Hotel Seedamm Plaza

Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon, address: Seedammstrasse 3, 8808 Pfäffikon

Casinos Pfäffikon is part of the Swiss Casinos network.

The casino is located within Hotel Seedamm Plaza (on the picture to the left).

This is the casino on the picture at the top of the page.

 

Games: around 160 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 22 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Punto Banco, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Sic Bo) + 1 electronic roulette machine with 9 terminals

They have a poker room as well (Texas Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha), cash games every day from 3:00 pm to 5:00 am, but sadly there is no online tournament schedule.

 

Video of Swiss Casinos Pfäffikon:

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Opening hours:

Gaming machines:

Sunday to Thursday: 10.00 am – 3.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 10.00 am – 5.00 am

Table games:
Sunday to Thursday: 5.00 pm – 3.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 5.00 pm – 4.00 am

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

12., Casino Davos
This is a picture of Casino Davos, located right next to Hotel Europe. You can read information about this casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review and a video.

Casino Davos

Casino Davos, address: Platz CH, Promenade 63, 7270 Davos

Casino Davos is a very small casino of Davos Klosters, an upscale, very expensive alpine ski resort, famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) of the annual World Economic Forum meetings, where the 1% and other ‘movers & shakers’ of the global economy come to exchange ideas and discuss global agendas.

This is the smallest casino of Switzerland right now (in terms of number of machines), it is located right next to Hotel Europa.

Even though the casino is small, it has really good machines, one of the better selections in Switzerland. Once you enter the casino you can see no expense was spared, watch the video below to see for yourself.

/Comment: Usually the smaller the casino, the more neglected it is. This is an exception./

They also operate a digital casino platform. The casino is owned by Casino Davos AG, an it is in operation since 1996.

 

Games: around 66 gaming machines (slots, video poker, good selection), and around 5 tables tables (Roulette, blackjack) + 1 electronic roulette machine

They have a VIP private lounge, the HCD Lounge.

 

Video of Casino Davos:

 

Opening hours: 14:00 – 02:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website (I would recommend smart casual, most Swiss casinos expect smart casual, you can1t go wrong with that)

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: A review analysis is no longer possible. Because the casino also operates a digital platform, most of the complaints and reviews are about their internet casino, people just erroneously post these reviews and ratings on their brick & mortar casino profiles. This makes it impossible to accurately gauge the aggregate rating of the casino.

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

13., Casino Barrière
This is a picture of the front entrance gate of Casino Barrière, one of the smaller Swiss casinos. This is the 13th gambling establishment on this list of all Switzerland casinos. You can find the other venues above and below this one. You can read more information about this particular casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review analysis, number and types of games and a video.

Casino Barrière

Casino Courrendlin , address: Sur Haute Rive 1, 2830 Courrendlin

This is a smaller Swiss casino, the full name if Casino Barrière Courrendlin (to avoid confusion with Casino Barrière de Montreux, the oldest casino in Switzerland, you can find it on this list above)

The company, which operates the casino is called Casino du Jura SA. The venue is part of the French Lucien Barrière casino group (one of the biggest French casino groups).

 

Games: around 130 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 8 tables (English Roulette, blackjack, American Roulette, Boule*, Texas Hold’em, Ultimate Poker) + 3 electronic roulette machines

 

*Boule explanation, how to play: Boule (French for ‘ball’) is a casino table game from France , the precursor of roulette, smiler, it’s easier and faster. Nowadays it is a very rare casino game, only a few European and French Caribbean casinos have it.

If you want to learn how to play boule watch the following very old boule video tutorial below (there isn’t a newer tutorial video online sadly, French only):

 

Video of Casino Barrière Courrendlin:

I couldn’t find any video of the casino online. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Thank you.

 

Opening hours: 

On Monday to Thursday from 10:00 am to 03:00 am
On Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am to 04:00 am
On Sunday from 10:00 am to 03:00 am

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official website:

“Whatever your style, you’re always welcome at Casinos Barrière, as long as your clothing is appropriate (no vest tops, shorts, swimming costumes, etc.)”

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

14., Casino St. Moritz
This is a picture of the front entrance gate of Casino St. Moritz, the highest Switzerland casino. You can find the other venues above and below this one. You can read more information about this particular casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review analysis, number and types of games and a video.

Casino St. Moritz

Casino St. Moritz, address: Via Maistra 12, CH – 7500 St. Moritz

At 1833 m above sea level, the Casino St. Moritz is the highest casino in Switzerland (that’s why it is advertised as “the highest club in Switzerland”). The gambling venue is located in the village of Sankt Moritz and it is primarily visited by tourists and vacationers from the nearby ski resorts.

The company behind the gaming venue is Casino St. Moritz AG., it is an independent casino not part of the bigger casino chains.

The casinos in the Graubünden canton are only accessible for people 21 or older, unlike the casinos in most other cantons, which are 18+.

 

Games: around 80 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 6 tables (2 blackjack tables, 3 American Roulette wheels, Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + 3 electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino St. Moritz:

 

Opening hours: 

3.12.2021 -16.12.2021
Sunday – Tuesday: 6:00pm – 02:00am
Wednesday – Saturday: 6:00pm – 03:00am
Table area opens at 8:00pm each night

17.12.2021 –24.12.12021
daily 4:00pm – 03:00am
Table area opens daily at 8:00pm

25.12.2021 – 16.01.2022
daily 4:00pm – 04:00am
Table area opens daily at 6:00pm

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

This infographic depicts the dress code at Casino St. Moritz, the restrictions on what guests can and can not wear.

Casino St. Moritz dress code

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official website:

“At Casino St.Moritz we believe visiting the casino is a special occasion and we request our guests to dress accordingly.

To ensure that all our guests can enjoy comfortable and sophisticated surroundings, we take care to maintain a clean and cultivated look.

We would very much appreciate it if we can welcome our guests who are dressed appropriately and follow our simple guidelines.

Casual smart dress code is required with the following prohibitions:”

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

15., Casino Bad Ragaz
This is a picture of the front entrance gate, park and fountain of Casino Bad Ragaz,. You can read more information about this particular casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review analysis, number and types of games and a video.

Casino Bad Ragaz

Casino Bad Ragaz, address: Hans Albrecht-Strasse, 7310 Bad Ragaz

Casino Bad Ragaz is part of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. It is an independent casino, not part of the big casino chains.

The company behind the casino is Casino Bad Ragaz AG.

They have a smoking area with slot machines and a beautiful garden with a fountain in front of their entrance gate. It is a medium sized Swiss casino.

 

Games: around 160 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 7 tables (2 blackjack tables, 4 roulette wheels, 1 Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino Bad Ragaz:

 

Opening hours: 

Sunday to Thursday
12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Friday and Saturday
12 p.m. to 4 a.m

Live games
Daily from 6 p.m.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official website:

“Smart casual is our usual dress code. Please note that we will refuse admission to male guests in short trousers and open shoes and to any guests in sports clothing or dirty clothes.

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

16., Casino Barrière Fribourg
This is a picture of the front entrance gate of Casino Barrière Fribourg,. You can read more information about this particular casino to the right of the picture, including address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, review analysis, number and types of games and a video.

Casino Barrière Fribourg

Casino Barrière Fribourg, address: Route Du Lac 11 1763 Granges, Switzerland

Casino Barrière Fribourg is a smaller casino, one of the 3 Groupe Lucien Barrière casinos in Switzerland.

In case you need to contact them the company behind the casino is Société Fribourgeoise d’Animation Touristique SA..

Only CHF is accepted, major currencies are exchanged on the spot, major credit cards accepted.

 

Games: around 160 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 7 tables (3 English Roulette wheels, 2 blackjack tables, 1 Ultimate Poker) + 6 electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino Barrière Fribourg:

 

Opening hours: 

Monday:
10:00 – 02:00
Tuesday:
10:00 – 02:00
Wednesday:
10:00 – 02:00
Thursday:
10:00 – 02:00
Friday:
10:00 – 03:00
Saturday:
10:00 – 03:00
Sunday:
10:00 – 02:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official website:

“Whatever your style, you’re always welcome at Casinos Barrière, as long as your clothing is appropriate (no vest tops, shorts, swimming costumes, etc.)

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

17., Casino du Lac de Genève

Casino du Lac de Genève

Casino du Lac de Genève, address: Rte de Pré-Bois 20, 1215 Meyrin

Casino du Lac de Genève (also known as Casino Meyrin or Casino Geneva) is a bigger casino, part of the French Partouche casino group.

The casino is located in the Mövenpick Hotel.

They also operate an online casino.

UPDATE 2022: You can also take a virtual tour of the casino here.

/Comment: It’s a fantastic idea. I wish more casinos would add virtual torus like this one./

 

Games: around 240 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 20 tables (7 English Roulette wheels, 5 blackjack tables, 2 Texas Hold’em Poker, 2 Ultimate Poker, 1 Sic Bo) + electronic roulette machines with around 20 terminals  + electronic blackjack machine with 7 terminals

UPDATE 2021: A poker room (Texas Hold’em – No limit) opened in the casino on 2021 December 17.  Poker room schedule:

– Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.

– Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

You can read more about it here.

/Comment: This is banking poker, this not non-banking multiplayer poker against other players, which they still don’t have. The poker room designation can be misleading, even though it’s technically accurate, although it’s not customary to refer to banking poker as a poker room (usually called as gaming area or poker area in the casino industry, and only non-banking poker with cash games and tournaments in a separate room is called a poker room)./

They also have multiple VIP rooms as well.

 

Video of Casino du Lac de Genève:

 

Opening hours: 

The slot machine area is open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The table and card games section is open Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Entrance fee: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

18., Casinò Locarno
This is a picture of the building of Casinò Locarno. To the right of the picture you can read more about this venue, including: address, dress code, opening hours, entrance fee, video, reviews.

Casinò Locarno

Casinò Locarno, address: Largo Franco Zorzi 1, 6600 Locarno

Casino Locarno is a medium sized casino next to the Italian border, frequented by many Italian tourists.

Casino Locarno is just a few steps away from Lake Maggiore and not far from the famous, historic Piazza Grande.

Interestingly, Casino Locarno does not have an English website (only Italian and German).

The company behind the casino is Casinò Locarno SA., and the venue is part of the Admiral Casinos network. The casino is in operation since 2003.

 

Games: around 150 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 10 tables (American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, Stud Poker) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casinò Locarno:

 

Opening hours: 

SLOT MACHINES
Daily 11:00 – 03:00
Friday and Saturday until 04:00

LIVE GAMES
Monday – Thursday: 18:30 – 03:00
Friday: 18:30 – 04:00
Saturday: 18:30 – 04:00
Sunday: 18:30 – 03:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

19., Grand Casino Basel
This is a picture of the building of Grand Casino Basel. To the right of the picture you can read more about this venue, including: address, dress code, opening hours, entrance fee, video, reviews.

Grand Casino Basel

Grand Casino Basel, address: Flughafenstrasse 215, 4056 Basel

Grand Casino Basel is better known as the Airport Casino in Basel, and it is part of the Airport Hotel of Basel, located at the airport, hence the name.

It a big casino (by Swiss standards, by international standards this is a medium sized casino).

You can see how the casino looks like inside on the video below. Additionally you can take a virtual tour here.

The company, which owns the casino is Airport Casino Basel AG., it is an independent venue, not part of the big casino chains.

 

Games: around 310 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 10 tables (American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, Stud Poker) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Grand Casino Basel:

/Comment: Keep in mind this is 5+ years old, but this is the best I could find, they don’t have many video. If you have something better please drop a link to it in the comments section./

 

Opening hours: 

Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 03:00
Friday to Saturday 10:00 to 05:00
Sunday 10:00 to 03:00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, probably, according to the official website it is:

“The dress code in Grand Casino Basel is very simple: light and neat”

/Comment: I have no idea what “light and neat’ means, in terms of dress codes, if you know please leave a comment. I wish casinos would just stick to the universally recognized dress codes: casual, smart casual, semi-formal, formal…./

The following infographic from the official website helps to illuminate their mystifying choice of words:

This is an infographic depicting the dress code at the Grand Airport Casino in Basel. You can read more about the casino and the dress code above the picture. And you can find a list of licensed Switzerland online casinos on this page.

Airport Casino Basel dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets okay reviews, 3/5, however, because the other Swiss casino have such a good rating, this makes Grand Casino Basel the worst rated casino in Switzerland, most people complain about:

  • the rude ethnic security staff that doesn’t speak English and “hates white people for having been born into a decent country and decent family while they come form a sh*thole” (according to the review),
  • slow service,
  • expensive tourist trap,
  • outdated machines,
  • long lines at the tables during peak hours, only a few table open at a time, even though they have many

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

20., Casino St. Gallen
This is a picture of the building of Casino St. Gallen. This is the penultimate casino on this list of Switzerland casino venues. To the right of the picture you can read more about this venue, including: address, dress code, opening hours, entrance fee, video, reviews.

Casino St. Gallen

Casino St. Gallen, address: St. Jakob-Strasse 55, 9000 St. Gallen

Casino St. Gallen is part of the Swiss Casinos group. You can take a virtual tour of the casino here.

You can also see the casino on the video below.

They only have a very limited table games selection, even smaller venues have more variety.

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 10 tables (American Roulette, black jack) + 2 electronic roulette machines

They also have a poker room with 2 tables (Texas Hold’em, Ultimate Texas Hold’em). Cash games Every Friday and Saturday from 8:00 pm. You can find more information about the cash games and tournaments here.

 

Video of Casino St. Gallen:

 

Opening hours: 

OPENING HOURS 365 DAYS A YEAR
Sunday to Thursday: 9.00 am – 3.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 9.00 am – 4.00 am

TABLE GAMES
Sunday to Thursday: 3.00 pm – 3.00 am
Friday and Saturday: 3.00 pm – 4.00 am

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but no poker for now

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

21., Casino de Neuchâtel
This is a picture of the building and front entrance of Casino de Neuchâtel. This is the last casino on this list of all 21 Switzerland casinos. You can find the other casinos on this list above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this venue, including: address, dress code, opening hours, entrance fee, video, reviews.

Casino de Neuchâtel

Casino de Neuchâtel, address: Faubourg du lac 14, CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Casino Neuchatel is an independent casino, owned by Casino Neuchâtel SA., it is not part of the big casino groups.

They have a restaurant and 2 bars in the same building as the casino. The smoking area also has gaming machines.

They also operate an online casino.

 

Games: around 160 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 5 tables (English Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines

 

Video of Casino de Neuchâtel:

I couldn’t find a video of the casino online. If you know of any please post a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 

Monday 10:00–3:00
Tuesday 10:00–3:00
Wednesday 10:00–3:00
Thursday 10:00–3:00
Friday 10:00–4:00
Saturday 10:00–4:00
Sunday 10:00–3:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, no info about it on their official website

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

Bitcoin casino Switzerland

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Cryptocurrency gambling is not yet regulated in Switzerland. Therefore, none of the land-based casinos accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple or any other virtual currency (if you know of any Swiss casino, which would accepts cryptocurrencies please let me know, drop a line in the comments section below).

Additionally, none of the digital gambling platforms of Swisslos and Loterie Romande accept crypto coins.

However, some of the licensed online casinos below accept alternative digital currencies (if nothing else than through Skrill, look for Skrill or Netteller in the payment options menu).

 

Other forms of online gambling in Switzerland

Most forms of online gambling are legal in Switzerland since 2019. However, some of them remain the monopoly of the state run companies, these are: lottery, sports betting, bingo.

The biggest state owned gambling company is Swisslos, which mainly targets the German-speaking population of the country, its main profile is lottery (they are also part of the Paneuropean lottery Euromillions), but the company also engages in sports betting and bingo as well.

/Comment: Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh./

The other big state owned gambling company is Loterie Romande is also an online lottery operator, targeting mainly Switzerland’s French-speaking players. Additionally they have a monopoly on horse racing monopoly.

Private companies can only engage in online casino gambling, which includes online poker.

 

The following casino websites accept players from Switzerland:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.

Miami Club 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.

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

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.

Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +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
  • 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:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, 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+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.

FairGo Australian casino, 18+

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  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

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 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 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + 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:

 

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 casinos in the country, especially if you are from the Swiss Confederation or nearby. Thank you.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Switzerland online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Switzerland?

Yes, casinos are legal in Switzerland since 1998.

Are online casinos legal in Switzerland?

Yes, online casinos are legal in Switzerland since 2019.

Are there any casinos in Switzerland?

Yes, there are 21 casinos in the country.

Can I play in an online casino from Switzerland?

Yes, Swiss players can play in licensed online casinos. You can see a list of them on this page.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Switzerland?

Cryptocurrency accepting casinos are not yet specifically addressed by the Switzerland gambling legislation.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Switzerland?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Switzerland.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Switzerland?

Yes, both tourists and locals can play in the casinos of Switzerland.

Can tourists place bets in online casinos from Switzerland?

Yes, the casino gambling laws and regulations mentioned on this page only apply to locals, tourists visiting Switzerland can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Switzerland online casinos?

The age limit of land-based casinos is usually 18+, although, in some cantons you have to be 20+ to play in a casino. The age limit of Swiss online casinos is 18+.

Do casinos in Switzerland have dress codes?

Yes, it's usually smart casual.

How much tax do I have to pay in Switzerland on my gambling winnings from an online casino?

Gambling winnings from licensed digital casino websites are tax exempt in Switzerland. Winnings from brick & mortar venues within the country are similarly not taxable.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Switzerland?

Yes, online casino licenses are issued since 2019. You can see some of the online casinos, which have acquired Swiss online gambling licences on this page.

How many casinos are there in Switzerland?

There are 21 casinos in Switzerland.

Do casinos in Switzerland have entrance fees?

Yes, some of the casinos in Switzerland charge an entrance fee, you can find the amount in the casino list on this page.

Which is the biggest casino in Switzerland?

The biggest casino in Switzerland is Casino Lugano.

Which is the biggest casino group in Switzerland?

The biggest casino group in Switzerland is Swiss Casinos, which owns Casino Pfäffikon, Casino St. Gallen, Casino Zürich, Casino Schaffhausen.

 

This article is an extension to the guide to the legal status of gambling in the Swiss Confederation.

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Switzerland is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2022-01-17

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I'm an independent gambling blogger since 2012. In this sector dominated by huge media companies, casino operators and online marketing networks, who can easily spend $ millions on their online gambling blogs, it's not easy for an independent nobody like me to survive. It took me about 6 years, working my ass off, to even have a chance to be noticed by visitors like you. I'm lucky enough that for a few years now, I make enough money to be able to do this full time (before that, I had part-time jobs, ghost writing gigs, online marketing this and that).
Now I can finally do this full time, thanks to visitors like you! And it means a lot! If you are interested, please bookmark this site (no social media profiles, I no longer have any, but please feel free to share anything on any social media networks, if you still use them). I don't have any money to advertise, and if you have a personal blog, any social media profile, please mention my gambling blog and link back to it. This the only way for a small website like this to grow. Thank you!

Logo of Kiva.org. You can read about my non-profit activity right next to the picture.
Charity: As a way to help others, to give back, I sometimes donate to Kiva. If you click on the ads on the website, I make some money. And in a good month, if I make more than my expenses, I donate to people and projects on Kiva.
Kiva helps young entrepreneurs in developing countries, which is an issue close to my heart for obvious reasons. If you have the means, please sign up with the revolutionary non-profit company Kiva.org and help people lift themselves out of poverty, through hard-work, and an initial investment (non-profit loan). These non-profit loans encourage entrepreneurship and hard work instead of creating a dependent class that is afraid to get a job, or start a business (because if they did, they would no longer get support and free money, disincentivezing hard work and entrepreneurship). This is the right way to fight poverty in developing countries (or anywhere else really), and if this is something you are interested in, and if you would like to know more, or to help out, please check out Kiva.org here. Thank you!
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Summary
Simon's Guide to Online Casinos in Switzerland
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Simon's Guide to Online Casinos in Switzerland
Description
A guide to the legal status of terrestrial casinos and licensed online casinos in Switzerland, including a list of the biggest and best rated terrestrial casinos of the country, and a list of licensed internet casino platforms, which accept Swiss players.
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Simon's Online Casino Gambling Blog

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