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Swiss Casinos Group joins Playtech’s iPoker network

| By Robert Fletcher
Switzerland-facing casino operator Swiss Casinos Group has become the latest business to commit to the Playtech iPoker online poker network.
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The arrangement will see Swiss Casinos, which runs four land-based casinos in Switzerland, gain access to Playtech’s online poker software and the provider’s iPoker network.

Swiss Casinos operates land-based casinos in Pfäffikon, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen and Zürich, as well as an online casino offering via its Casino Zürichsee property in Pfäffikon.

This online casino is also operated in partnership with Playtech.

“Launching our online casino offering in partnership with Playtech over the past twelve months has been incredibly rewarding, and we are excited to be bringing the iPoker.com network to Switzerland for the first time,” Swiss Casinos chief executive Marc Baumann said.

Playtech’s chief operating officer Shimon Akad added: “Having invested heavily in our new Poker web client, in addition to our native Poker app and popular downloadable desktop Poker Client, we can offer operators access to an exceptionally flexible platform as well as an ever-growing network.

“We have migrated major new brands to the iPoker network this year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Swiss Casinos.”

The deal comes after Playtech also announced plans to relocate its tax residency from the Isle of Man to the UK early next year.

The provider’s board said such a move would allow its to host board meetings and make board decisions in the UK, as well as hold shareholder meetings in the country, which it said would help encourage greater shareholder participation.

The proposal will be discussed at a general meeting later this month.

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