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Switzerland’s Casino du Lac launches online offering

| By Robert Fletcher
Partouche Group-owned Casino du Lac in Meyrin has become the latest land-based casino in Switzerland to launch an online gambling offering.
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The Pasino.ch website went live yesterday (16 November) and offers players access to a range of slot and casino-style table games.

Pasino.ch will operate under Casino du Lac’s online gambling licence, which it secured from the Switzerland National Council (Bundesrat) in April, after the permit was ratified by the country’s federal gambling regulator Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission (ESBK).

Casino du Lac in January partnered with Evolution to power its online casino, allowing users to play across mobile, tablet and desktop. This agreement included Evolution providing live dealer roulette, baccarat and poker variants.

The latest launch comes after Casinos Austria International’s Grand Casino Bern in Kursaal also rolled out a new online gambling website in September.

Legal igaming launched in Switzerland in July 2019, and ESBK in July this year revealed licensed operators generated CHF23.5m (£19.5m/€21.7m/$25.8m) in revenue within the first six months of the market opening.

Land-based casino revenue in 2019 reached CHF742.5m, of which category A licensees – larger venues in urban areas – contributed CHF449.0m.

Last month, the ESBK added a further 36 domains to its blacklist of unlicensed gambling websites that had been targeting players in Switzerland.

Some 142 domains now feature on the list, with Bc.game, Allrightcasino.com, Campobet.com and Sportsbet.io among the latest additions.

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