Gambling has only been made legal in Switzerland in the year 2000, relatively recently. Today, there are 19 land-based casinos in Switzerland, spread in some of the country’s major cities, such as Zurich, Basel and Bern and Lucerne, to name a few.
Casinos in Switzerland offer all the classic casino games, such as Roulette, Blackjack and Punto Banco / Baccarat. One game that really thrives in Swiss casinos is Poker. Many casinos offer daily cash games, and opportunities to participate in tournaments are abound. The annual Swiss Open Poker Championship, hosted this year in the Gran Casino Baden, is a major event, attracting players not only from Switzerland, but also from Italy, Franc and Germany.
If you are vising one of the venues of Gran Casino Bern, Baden, Lucerne, Basel or St. Gallen, try your luck at wining the Swiss Jackpot, Europe’s largest tax-free casino jackpot. The Swiss Jackpot was broken twice in 2012, once with a total jackpot amount of 5.4 million CHF and the second time with 2.9 CHF.
Switzerland is a federal state, comprising of 26 federated Cantons or states. The gambling age is the same in all Cantons, and is limited to those 18 years and older. Dress code and opening hours vary significantly. On Casinos Europe you can find a complete guide to all casinos in Switzerland. Just choose from the list below of Swiss casinos by Canton. For complete information on all casinos in Switzerland, choose from the list below. To search casino in Switzerland by Canton, click here.
- Casino Bad Ragaz
- Casino Baden (Grand Casino Baden)
- Casino Basel (Grand Casino Basel)
- Casino Bern (Grand Casino Bern)
- Casino Crans Montana
- Casino Courrendlin (Casino Barrier Jura)
- Casino Davos
- Casino Fribourg
- Casino Interlaken
- Casino Locarno (Grand Casino Locarno)
- Casino Lugano
- Casino Luzern (Grand Casino Lucerne – Luzern)
- Casino Mendrisio (Casino Admiral Mendrisio)
- Casino Meyrin (Casino du Lac Geneva)
- Casino Montreux (Casino Barrier Montreux)
- Casino Schaffhausen (Swiss Casinos Schaffhausen)
- Casino St. Moritz
- Casino St. Gallen (Grand Casino St. Gallen)
- Casino Zurich