Switzerland gets its first online casino live

After regulation updates, Grand Casino Baden became the first operator in Switzerland to launch an online casino service with Jackpots.ch.

Switzerland.- As the new Swiss Gambling Act came into force on January 1, Switzerland’s first online casino service finally launched. Grand Casino Baden became the first gambling venue in the country to operate, alongside Evolution Gaming.

The company’s Jackpots.ch allows the Swiss to access 50 different online games. They are working with Evolution, who will supply live casino gaming content to the digital venue.

“We have been working for around four years on the JackPots project and we are very pleased to be able to start the service,” Grand Casino Baden chief executive, Detlef Brose, said. “The investment in Gamanza AG allows us to exert direct influence on product development and to act flexibly in the market in the future.”

Regulation changes

The gambling market in Switzerland went through major changes with the start of the new year. As part of those changes and in order to safeguard the local industry, the local gambling regulator will start blocking foreign websites on July 1.

The measure approved last year establishes that foreign online gambling operators are prohibited but it legalises licenced iGaming companies. It also established that it would start considering and granting licences during the first six months of the year. According to Switzerland’s Federal Council, local citizens spend around €220 million in foreign operators.

The deal with Evolution

Evolution Gaming, a leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has been selected by Switzerland’s Grand Casino Baden as its online Live Casino partner on jackpots.ch for Switzerland’s regulated gambling market. 

The deal will see Evolution’s full suite of Live Casino games made available to the casino and its platform partner Gamanza to enable Grand Casino Baden with jackpots.ch to be amongst the first casinos to launch an online Live Casino for players in the new market, when Switzerland’s new online gambling laws are enforced on July 1, 2019.

Marketing itself as a “House of Entertainment” open 365 days of the year, Grand Casino Baden offers a high-quality mix of exciting gaming, entertainment and events, and fine cuisine. The range of casino classics on the casino’s two gaming floors includes not only Blackjack and Roulette but also a wide choice of Poker games. This has resulted in the casino gaining a reputation as Switzerland’s Poker mecca, now offering the largest range of cash games in the country and over 350 tournaments a year.

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