The leading live dealer software provider, Evolution Gaming has entered another regulated market, Switzerland, after partnering with Grand Casino Baden (GCB). GCB is one of the four Swiss land-based casinos that were granted an online gaming license, allowing them to operate within the jurisdiction of Switzerland.
According to the agreement the two parties reached, Evolution will provide its full portfolio of live casino games to Jackpots.ch, the online casino which is operated by GCB and supplied by the platform creator Gamanza. The site is going to initiate its activities next month when the new Gambling Act, that Swiss citizens upvoted with 73%, will become active.
Jackpots.ch will feature the classic live casino games of Evolution such as live dealer roulette, blackjack, baccarat or poker in a variety of versions, tables and languages.
Grand Casino Baden’s chief financial officer, Marcel Tobler stated that Evolution Gaming is one of the most significant providers on a global scale and that the quality of the services they offer to their partners is impeccable. He added that this alliance will be the ticket for GCB to be valued as one of the respectable casinos in Europe.
On the other hand, James Stern, chief business development officer of Evolution, commented that the company is confident that the game library of the firm will satisfy the Swiss online players but will also work as an attraction for gamblers to visit the land-based casino as well.
The legislative body of the country decided to allow four online licenses which were all acquired by land-based casino firms. Grand Casino Baden, Casino Davos which is partially owned by GCB, Grand Casino Luzern and Casino Zurichsee were named as the four licensees which will start to operate from July 1.
By the same date, the Swiss watchdog organizations, gambling regulator Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) will have the right to ban whoever operator tries to target the local players. The operators that fail to comply with the new regulatory framework will be added to a blacklist and this could stand for the international sites that already target Swiss players, too.