The provider of Live Casino, Evolution Gaming, announced today that it has reached an agreement to enter the recently reorganized space of the Swiss game through an agreement with Grand Casino Baden.
Under the terms of the agreement, Evolution will supply its full portfolio of Live Casino games to the digital operation that will be launched soon in the physical casino. Grand Casino Baden will operate the online gaming brand JackPots.ch, which will be powered by its platform partner Gamanza.
Players will be offered the opportunity to play the combination of Evolution Live Free Casino games, which include a live dealer in Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette, as well as games like the award-winning Lightning Roulette. The games will be available for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers.
Commenting on today’s announcement, James Stern, director of business development for America & Land-Based in Evolution, said they are delighted to have been selected by one of the best casinos with physical headquarters in Switzerland and that the portfolio of games The company’s live croupier fits perfectly into the “House of Entertainment” concept promoted by Grand Casino Baden.
Marcel Tobler, CFO of the Swiss casino, commented that choosing Evolution as their Live Casino provider was an easy decision for them. Mr Tobler added that “taking advantage of the Evolution Live Casino will undoubtedly help us consolidate and develop our position as one of the most recognized casinos in Europe”.
Grand Casino Baden, along with three other physical gaming centres, is on track to launch the first online casinos in Switzerland on July 1 under the new rules of the nation.
It is important to bear in mind that JackPots.ch has been operating as a free casino for some time and, according to Grand Casino Baden, has accumulated a customer base of more than 15,000 players, which means that the casino with physical headquarters It has already gained some competitive advantage in the space of online casinos.
Regulated online game
Earlier this month, the Swiss Federal Council approved the first four online casino license applications submitted to the country’s gambling board (Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission, ESBK). The Grand Casino Baden, Casino Davos, Grand Casino Luzern and Casino Pfäffikon were the four properties that were given the green light to start offering online games from July 1.
Switzerland’s new betting law, Geldspielgesetz, was approved last year. The Gaming Law also won the support of the nation’s voters in a referendum held last summer. The new law came into force on January 1, 2019. According to its provisions, only the nation’s physical casinos can offer online gaming operations.
Foreign companies can be present in the newly reorganized space through partnerships with the 21 Swiss-based physical gaming centres.
The first four authorized casinos are expected to start offering online games in early July, and more properties are expected to follow suit in the coming months.
It will be July 1 when an important provision of the new Game Law comes into force. According to this provision, local internet service providers must block the domains of all international unauthorized gaming websites.