This story was published more than 4 years ago.
This week online casino operators have begun applying for Swiss online betting licenses, getting set for the market to launch later this year.
The country's gaming regulator ESPK announced that land casino groups Grand Casino Baden, Grand Casino Davos, Grand Casino Lucerne, and Casino Zurischsee have all applied for online licenses. The laws of the country will require all games offered to be certified by the regulator, and unlicensed betting sites will have to be blocked by ISPs no later than July 1st. This is aimed at compelling casinos to obtain licenses in order to offer their services in the country.
It's unknown whether or not the casino groups will be able to sub-license to third-party groups. This is common practice in other markets and lets the market expand.